Monday, 22 August 2016

August 22nd 2016: Scotland: Garlieston

Monty the Motorhome is feeling safe and sound on the Caravan Club site at Garlieston, a seaside village in the The Machars of Galloway.

Last night was a wet one on our exposed pitch at the Mull of Galloway. Initially the wind got up but subsequently eased back during the night. It was quite spooky looking out at the lighthouse with the sea mist swirling around it and about every 15 seconds the light swept over the van and was gone.

Last night's pitch, with spooky lighthouse
 This morning the rain had just about stopped, but it was still pretty murky. I had a brief walk and startled a big roe deer that went bounding off through the heather.
We had breakfast and moved on, stopping once again outside the New England site to get internet connection.

Then on to The Machars, which is basically the next peninsula coming east from where we’ve been for the last six days. 

Our site for tonight is compact and right by the water’s edge. We got sorted out and then walked along the village shoreline and out a short distance along the coast. By mid-afternoon we were back at the van for well deserved hot showers after two days wild camping.

Not so spooky tonight
Tea tonight was at The Harbour Inn, which is just along the seafront from the site entrance. Lentil soup for starters, followed by steak pie and fish and chips. Good hearty food with decent portions.

This evening the weather is calm, but tomorrow’s forecast is for heavy rain, so we may start making our homeward journey rather than sitting in the van all day waiting for the rain to stop.

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