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

Out of Use but Not Abandoned

My walk along the Borgue road on the Galloway coast in Scotland revealed a number of places for sale. However, although the gates in the first image are no longer in use, from what I could see, the estate behind them is. I wonder if this entrance will ever be used again.

The building in the second image is not the same place and is just waiting for someone to take an interest greater than photography.

old gates

property for sale

Old and Rusty

This old rusty gate and shed are just two of the ageing things I found by the wayside on one of my walks through the Galloway countryside in Scotland.

Old rusty gate

Old rusty gate

old rusty shed

Beauty in Age

Maybe it’s just me but I find these dying daffodils still hold their beauty. It is just different to when they were young.

Dying Daffodils

 

At The End of the Day

One of things I enjoy most about the longer days of the year is evening walks.

I love walking at all times and in many different conditions but when the sun puts on a display like this . . .

You can watch the StillWalks sample video “Coastal Walk – Evening” here.

Scottish Sunset

Scottish Sunset