Although the sun was shining it was a very blustery day.
We parked at the Cairngarroch Bay Picnic site and as the tide was going out we started on the beach.
The beach was deserted!
The beautiful clear waters of Luce Bay
Lots of these whelks racing down the sand
Giant bollard -I wonder where this came from?
I think this engine might have seized up!
We found this old metal plaque- it reads “VENTNOR NO. VI” anyone got any ideas? The only Ventnor I know is on the Isle of Wight where some of my relations come from.
Sand Martin Bank
Silver Y moth
Sea Bindweed (Calystegia soldanella)
A wealth of wild flowers, particularly important for invertebrates
A deserted Maryport Bay…
..apart from the Eiders
View towards The Mull
The Beach House
Found this fishy lure, thankfully no hooks or line attached
Rose-Campion-lychnis-coronaria a garden escapee
Lady's Bedstraw (Galium verum)
Common Restharrow (Ononis repens)
Meadow brown butterfly
Dark lipped banded snail (Cepaea (Cepaea) nemoralis)
Cinnabar caterpillars on Ragwort..
..plenty of these about, hope they dont all get strimmed when the overgrown path is cleared…
..or there wont be many of these beautiful moths about!
7 Spot Ladybird
Green-veined White butterfly
Northern Eggar moth caterpillar
Part of the new path trail from Stranraer to The Mull of Galloway
Back towards Cairngarroch
Views towards Drummore
The smart new trail signs