The American writer Bill Bryson, who lives in this country, said that he heard a weather forecast that went something like "it will be cloudy with showers and some brighter intervals". He noted that this could be read out every day in Britain and seldom be wrong. Well, today was one of these days. But we are nothing if not used to changeable weather so it won't spoil a day out, will it?
|I took a selection of waterproofs. Luckily it never got so bad that they were needed.
|My plan was to head into Dumfries & Galloway on the minor road through Glentrool Forest. My first problem was finding it. Junctions with no direction signs seems the norm on the back roads in Ayrshire.
|It got dull so I switched on the HDR (high dynamic range) setting
|The Solway Firth near Creetown
|I don't know a lot about agriculture but it seems that giant pink marshmallows are grown in this area.
|In Kirkcudbright there is an early (1926) reinforced concrete bridge over the River Dee
|Beach huts?, I'm not sure there's a beach here.
|A "99" from the Mr Whippy van. I don't think I've seen one of these vans in years.
|........with its own Rapunzel
|It's rare it happens but I don't think I'm ever been on this road before.