Thursday, 8 June 2017

Half Term Fun - The final instalment.

Rainy days out are never quite as good as sunny ones, but with the promise of free WIFI you can make the children walk and walk!!!






Back to the cafe for coffee, to be told they no longer do free WIFI, sorry kids.


As the rain continued, we ventured to the Red Deer Park


This chap was very happy to have his photo taken and have a stroke.


On Friday we visited Castle Kennedy Gardens


Its my favourite place to visit!


Maybe another year we will go in summer when the walled garden will be in full flower.





The pond looked beautifully clear but we didn't risk a two tone dog like last year.



Port Patrick


Sunshine, clear blue waters and ice cream, what more could you want from a sea side village.



(OOh and I got a 4G signal on the quay side)


Another must see for our trip to Scotland is the little chapel hidden in the trees.


We visited last year (here)



Its just so peaceful.


Its like stepping out of today's world, leaving all the awful daily news behind and really feeling Peace.



Before we went on holiday the news was all about Manchester. 
It felt very close to home.


Then on Sunday as I plough through the washing the news is all about London.



Ooh how I wish I was back next to the sea!!

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Half Term Fun cont. . .

Did you know, the most southerly point of Scotland is The Mull of Galloway?


This was quite a trip, single track road for miles.


But the view was amazing.







After the cliffs we headed down to the sea at Port Logan.


Look at that bathing beauty!! Every chance he gets, his shoes and socks are off and he's in the sea (only to his ankles!!)




Another dog friendly place to visit was Logan Fishpond.



My son really enjoyed finding out about all things 'Rockpool' related!


We even had a hold of the starfish.


Then back to base for yet more rock pooling!!


Just a few crabs . . . . . 


And some dramatic squealing for the camera as my Son nearly lost his hand to a crustacean.


(Not really, we found the claw in the sea)

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Half Term Fun

Last week was half term holidays and almost at the last minute we decided to go away.


I thought maybe, having a puppy and going away might be too exhausting!


But this time next year my Daughter will be taking her GCSE's, so a holiday in May will be out.


We headed back up to Scotland, just like last year (see here)


Penny wasn't the only extra this year, my Sister and Brother-in-law joined us for a few days.
They did some wild camping in their VW Campervan!


We visit lots of the same places . . . . . 


St Ninian's Cave


Garlieston


Galloway House Gardens




Rigg Bay


We stayed at the Isle of Whithorn


Heading out to the harbour most nights to try and get a phone signal!!


We took Penny to Monreith beach, our favourite beach.




Penny had some time 'off lead'


She LOVED it!!


And we spent lots of time searching for crabs, shells, fish . . . . . .