2 July 2018

Rambling

At the ruins of Cruggleton Castle
The Lincolnshire  Wife came with me. No car required. We just set off walking from our front door. Along the littoral and into the woods by Galloway House - once home to the Earls of Galloway and their progeny.
Galloway House
The lodge high above the sea
We reached Rigg Bay where the tide was far out revealing rocks and bladder wrack and out there in the lapping waves the remains of a "mulberry harbour" developed in relation to the D-Day landings of World War II. Then up into the woods above Sliddery Point where we found a remote lodge cottage high above the sea with magnificent views to The Lake District hills.

We saw an arch further down the coast and surprisingly The Lincolnshire Wife wanted to push on. Twenty minutes later we arrived at the remains of Cruggleton Castle - a very ancient site above Cruggleton Heights.

Then across farmland to the largely neglected Cruggleton Church where I climbed over the eight foot circling wall but I couldn't get in. The keys are kept at a local farm.
Cruggleton churchyard with the church hidden by trees
A sapphire blue sky above and sunshine on our shoulder. We followed quiet lanes all the way back to Pouton and Home Farm before cutting through the Galloway House estate back to Garlieston for a late lunch in our cottage by the sea.

By now the high tide had returned and previously beached boats bobbed in the water. It was the furthest The Lincolnshire Wife had walked in a long while but she also enjoyed this varied  sunshine walk on the east coast of The Machars... Wish you were here!
In Rigg Bay and all that remains of a Mulberry Harbour prototype

24 comments:

  1. It all looks lovely and peaceful.

    But there's that cow again. She follows you everywhere. You might just have to report her to the authorities, Yorkie! :)

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    1. She is my stalker. I see her everywhere. She may think that I am a bull as I talk a lot of bull!

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  2. You braved the Guardian Cow to climb over the wall around the church, only to find you could not get in? Well, I imagine the cow could have told you so from the start…

    Seriously, this sounds and looks like a wonderful walk. Now I'll move one post further back to see what I have missed on the Weekend.

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    1. I do not wish to disillusion you Meike but cows cannot talk! Moo! Moo! does not count as language!

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  3. Well done...especially in your “heatwave “ !

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    1. I realise that a British heatwave does not compare with a hot oven Aussie heatwave but we are very happy with it. It keeps going on and on Helen. I am alrwady looking out for wallabies!

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  4. It must be the cobalt sky letting you take such magnificent photos....or the Lincolnshire wife. Anyway, they are beautiful....all of 'em. I would have loved to be sat somewhere and watch that tide come in. Wow!

    What is bladder wrack?

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    1. A kind of seaweed that pops when you walk upon it...

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  5. Looks idyllic. Nice that the Lincolnshire wife accompanied you.

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    1. The Lincolnshire Wife will often moan about walks but yesterday she really enjoyed it.

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  6. Wow, amazing scenery! And how great to have it all within walking distance! I love the cow staring you down in front of the walled chuchyard, as if daring you to try to access it.

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    1. She looks like a miniature cow sitting on the gatepost!

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  7. Good scenery and lots of history. And yes the partner helped to do more.

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    1. Yes. Lots of history round here Red.

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  8. Beautiful scenes! And do you have more than one wife??

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    1. No Jenny-O... just The Lincolnshire Wife!

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  9. Pity about the Church. I do enjoy discovering old churches but in this country they are so rarely accessible now.

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    1. I may drive up to the nearby farm to borrow their keys. It's more like a fortress than a church Graham.

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  10. What a lovely walk and scenery. How could your wife not enjoy it! You are a brave one climbing over fences in unfamiliar areas! Although I do admit I'd love to see that church.

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    1. The wall had rough scaling steps set into it Bonnie but the gate was padlocked.

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  11. Beautiful!
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. Glad you liked the pictures Maria.

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  12. It is all lovely to look at! It makes me quite wistful.....

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