Day 185: Newton Stewart to Garlieston – Books & Rain

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Scotland, Wigtownshire

Choosing between a Che Guevara and an Einstein biography, John Hovell with his dog Oatly, The Bookshop, Wigtown, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

Today is the first day of the walk that the rain is so heavy and relentless that I can’t take the camera out once during the ten hours I’m outside. To have any chance of being seen on the road, I wear a hi-viz vest with a head torch switched on, even during daylight. By lunchtime, I’m soaked to the skin (warm and damp being the best I hope for in such situations) and in need of some shelter.

A book lover bed, The Bookshop, Wigtown, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

I always love a second-hand bookshop so to arrive in Wigtown, which contains the largest bookshop in Scotland, seems heaven-sent in the circumstances. A couple of hours later I leave Wigtown charmed, inspired and full of pancakes, the perfect combination to sustain me for five more hours of walking through the deluge.

Architecture & Golf, The Bookshop, Wigtown, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

Churchill, Chess and Mountaineering, The Bookshop, Wigtown, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

A badger perusing Russia & Africa, The Bookshop, Wigtown, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

The dry part of the day.

Some local history.

One to send home.

Morale booster on a plate.

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16 thoughts on “Day 185: Newton Stewart to Garlieston – Books & Rain”

  1. Funny that you would like to have stayed there – they have a holiday let and you can volunteer in the book shop. The owner – Shaun has a best selling book ‘ the diary of a bookseller ‘ – he even reads it on audible and as featured on Radio 4.

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    • Not sure that’s my idea of a holiday but I see it’s very popular! I noticed him and the book on my brief visit, I’ll check it out. Which other bookshops would you recommend in Wigtown – I only had time to visit this one?

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