Sunday 20 July 2014

Cycling in Galloway

Garlieston is in Galloway, as in Dumfries and Galloway, and the rain stopped overnight, so we set off to explore the area today.
At first our journey was almost mystical, as the land was swirly and misty, with quiet fields full of cows and low cloud that left a tiny space for us to cycle through.
We hardly saw any traffic all day and the roads were lovely, smooth and slightly undulating. It seemed as if there were optical allusions along the way as sometimes it looked as if the road was heading downhill, yet I had to pedal hard, and at other times I almost seemed to be freewheeling uphill.
Our first stop was at the Isle of Whithorn, which is a little village on the mainland with pretty painted houses and a cute harbour.
We then carried on to the tiny seaside village of Monreith where the sun came out and we sat on rocks on the beach eating our picnic.
Finally, we cycled back to Garlieston, the sun was shining, and the whole place looked so different from yesterday that it was difficult to believe that we were in the same place.

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