Day 189: Sandhead to Mull of Galloway – Light & Buoy

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Scotland, Wigtownshire

Sandhead Bay, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

Luce Bay in rain, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

Drumantrae Bay, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

House by the sea, Portacree, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

Hearth I, House by the sea, Portacree, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

Bedroom, House by the sea, Portacree, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

Hearth II, House by the sea, Portacree, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

Buoy House I, Portacree, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

Buoy House II, Portacree, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

Buoy House III, Portacree, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

Buoy House IV, Portacree, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

Sea beasts I, Drummore, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

Sea beasts II, Drummore, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

Off season, Maryport Bay, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

Mull of Galloway Lighthouse in a rainstorm, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

It’s been intense rain all day again. Drivers aren’t expecting a sodden hiker on the roads so it’s on with the head torch and hi viz, even in ‘daylight’.

A rain streaked Mull of Galloway under torch light.

 

 

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21 thoughts on “Day 189: Sandhead to Mull of Galloway – Light & Buoy”

  1. Photos are splendid as always! This abandoned house looks ghostly but makes for pretty pics. And the buoy house is unexpected!
    Stay warm and safe!
    Happy hiking in spite of the rain!

    • Me too. Most of the bay is a firing range now so wondered if a fisherman lived here who could no longer sustain a living. Just a guess though!

      • Geoff Smith says:

        There is no longer a firing range in Luce Bay, it’s now been hander to the local Government although the bouys are still in the bay for navigation.

    • Thanks, I’m hoping for a few more creature comforts on the approach to Glasgow before things get wild again

  2. Joseph says:

    For ‘moody’ and ‘creepy’ — how about ‘The Wickerman?’ You’ve passed through many of its locations (including a half dozen on Day 187), and near to others, with more to come.
    Most scenes were shot in Galloway: Castle Douglas (near, Day 180); Kirkcudbright (Day 182); Gatehouse-of-Fleet and Anwoth (near, Day 184); Creetown and (for lodgings and local auditions) Newton Stewart (Day 184); Whithorn (near), Isle of Whithorn, Burrowhead (culminating scenes), and St. Ninian’s Cave (Day 187); Port Logan (near, Day 190); Stranraer (Day 193). Coming soon: Lochinch (near) and Culzean.
    Way back when, you walked not too far from the two sites in England: Colliers Green (between Chatham – Day 6, and Hastings – Day 16); Wookey Hole (near Burnham-on-sea – Day 91).
    Further ahead: Skye (near) and Plockton . . .

    • Interesting, I Never knew there were so many locations I’d only heard of Burrow head and Gatehouse being in the film

  3. Joseph says:

    . . . Perhaps that verse (inspired by the same sky, coast, and beacon — viewed from a spot you passed a few days back — and your images) recalls another side of eeriness at the edges . . .

    Dim in evening twilight grows
    each earthly thing the dear Sun shows;
    but what shines with its own light
    glows brighter in the dark of night . . .

  4. Alan says:

    Question: I’m curious where you found the name of the place ‘portacree’. From the pics of the buoy house and the tower in the background of the house by the sea you were at Logan Mill? Between Chapel Rossan and the New England bay caravan site. I grew up in the area and have never heard it called portacree.
    Now I’ve found your blog I’ll be following you. Enjoy your travels.

    • You’re right it is Logan Mill. Portacree is the bay just south of there according to the OS map. I’m just wary of putting very precise location info on derelict buildings online in case it leads to vandalism. Thanks for following and greetings from Ayr.

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