Not Alone in the Wilderness

The sheep in this landscape enjoy the comfort of each others company in the wilderness of Galloway in SW Scotland . . . but the pheasant is asking for it as is typical of pheasants!

flock of sheep

Galloway scenery

pheasant in a field

The Road to Borgue and Back Again

My walk along the Borgue road in Galloway, SW Scotland, was about an 8 mile round trip. This rusty bench was at the side of the road at my turning point, just above Kirkandrews. Old but not out of use, it was a welcome resting place for a few minutes.

Maybe next time round I make do a StillWalks production day of it and capture the sounds as well as the sights.

country seat

bluebell wood

A Pirate Laid To Rest

The skull and crossbones gravestone is just one of the things that makes the old graveyard at Kirkandrews on the Galloway coast in SW Scotland is a fascinating place.

There are thousands of wrecks around the coastline of Britain but pirates did not usually merit a marked grave in the local cemetery. This one must have held some honour amongst the locals!

There are a number of other interesting gravestones in the cemetery, some of which have faces, others have intriguing patterns and motifs.

pirate's gravestone

Kirkandrews Kirk

Kirkandrews is a tiny wee place but worth a visit if you are ever in the Galloway area of SW Scotland.

We first visited this place with the kids about 10 or 15 years ago. I am still impressed with my girls’ stamina and enjoyment of what was a fair length of walk for young children. We had an unexpected surprise in the graveyard a few yards down the road from the kirk but you will have to wait until tomorrow for that.

Kirkandrews Kirk

Kirkandrews Kirk