Caerlaverock Castle and Kirkcudbright

Leave Cummertrees this morning after a visit to the Solway Firth at high tide. Sun is shining and 1000’s of Oyster Catchers are flying in formation just off the coast. Wonderful sight.

Our first stop is a visit to moated Caerlaverock Castle which has been standing here since the 13th century and is in surprisingly good condition.

Next stop is Kirkcudbright, an arty town long associated with the Glasgow art movement. It stands on the River Dee and has a small harbour, a few miles from the Irish Sea, full with fishing boats and small sailing boats.

The campsite sits on a hill with great views overlooking the town. Enjoy a lovely circular walk around the town, getting our bearings. Tide is out so fishing boats are sitting in the mud. Place is full of a variety of interesting buildings including a castle near the harbour.End our day with a meal and a pub crawl finishing in a pub playing traditional Scottish folk music.

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