Southern Scotland – Solway Firth

On our travels again. Our trip has been delayed a couple of days by Storm Ali. Instead of leaving on Tuesday and going via the Lakes we left Thursday and headed straight for Scotland.

Our first stop was a very small site facing the Solway Firth. It’s in a small village called Cummertrees just up the road from Powfoot. Arrive in the afternoon. The site is also a livery yard so we say hello to the very friendly horses on the way to the estuary beach. Enjoy a bracing walk to Powfoot. The tide is out so their are lots of rock pools. It’s cloudy and windy but lovely, just miles and miles of empty beach with beautiful patterns in sand. Stop for a drink in the Powfoot Hotel. Have window seats with a great view of the beach, the occasional dog walker and a couple of horses and their riders, as well the derelict circular Victorian swimming pool. By now the sun has set and it’s raining heavily so we walk back along the road and get very very wet…but somehow it’s fun!

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