We live at Keepers Cottage, on The North Rhins, SW Scotland and because of its situation and the variety of wildlife that can be seen in and around the cottage, I decided to keep a wildlife diary. We also enjoy regular walks in beautiful Dumfries and Galloway and beyond which I also record here, with photos and few words.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
South Ayrshire Coast Path from Glennapp 30th August 2010
We parked oposite Glennapp Church in the small parking area.
We then crossed the Water of App.
Starting to climb the hill you can just see the cars on the A77
Its a really good track with great views, this one is looking back up Glennapp
A garden spider
Sign on gate-Litter-Tak it Hame!
A beautiful day but not too hot for walking.
The heather is past its best butstill looking good against the blue sky.
View towards Loch Ryan and the North Rhins, we live in about the centre of this shot.
Looking up the hill
Lots of Meadow Pipits about, we watched them bathing in the puddles...
...then sat on the fence to dry.
Puddles in the tracks
Fine views of Ailsa Craig and Arran beyond
Following the sheep!
The Stena Caledonia leaving Loch Ryan on its way to Belfast, you can see Ireland in the distance and Corsewall Lighthouse middle distance.
Another Meadow Pipit
This time the Stena HSS on its way into Loch Ryan towards Stranraer
Our aim was to walk down to Portandea, but we were put off by the signs put up by Glennapp Estates!