Tuesday 26 February 2019

Summer Comes Early

The amazing spell of weather continues in the UK. Records are being broken - the first time 20C/68F has been recorded in winter. Not quite that warm here but very pleasant riding weather. I'm out on the FJ again for a run to Galloway in the south west. 

If you seek solitude this is the place - south of Straiton

The River Bladnoch near Wigtown

The British red phone box will soon be a thing of the past

I'm always up for exploring an old graveyard.

I've featured it before but it's worth another photo - Sorbie tower.

On my way to the tower I was surprised to see a WW1 tank. It looked real but is made of plywood.

Isle of Whithorn

It's not an island now. It's connected to the mainland by a causeway.

A welcome sign of spring.

Scotland in February - a tropical paradise!

Cruggleton Old Church. I've passed this before but I could see it better today because the trees are bare. It has an odd location in the middle of a field with no access path and no houses nearby. The building seems to be in good conditions and is apparently used occasionally.
The coast road near Port William

Port William

Definitely an ice cream day!

Luce Bay

A cheery message at the Gospel Hall in Glenluce


  1. What brilliant sunny day! I am a little jealous, we usually see two weeks of warm weather in February but this year have not. We even had a little snow last week.

    Glad you are getting some winter riding weather.

    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the photos.

      I can't recall us ever having such a good spell of weather in February so I had to make the best of it. This time last year we were up to our knees in snow.