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Day 179: Sandyhills to Dalbeattie - Silk & Salmon

I’ve been put up for a couple of days by fellow travel bloggers Esther & Warren, who cycled around the world for three years finishing up their odyssey back in Scotland. 399 more words

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Day 178: Kirkbean to Sandyhills - Mirror & Gold

Carse Sands, the first beach in Scotland, makes for joyous walking after yesterday’s road slog. I can see England across the Solway but the coastline feels very wild here already, I was expecting to head a lot further north before the landscape would feel this elemental. 159 more words

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Day 177: Dumfries to Kirkbean - Dreich & Sweetheart

A heavy mist has descended on Dumfries turning the ancient bridges picturesquely monochromatic. The mist gradually ebbs and flows in opacity, so I wait a while with the camera for the optimum moment of abstraction. 217 more words

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The Covenanters' Field Preaching Site at Aikey Hill near Threave Castle #History #Scotland

According to a later tradition found in OS name book for Balmaghie parish, Aikey Hill was were field preachings were held during “the persecution” of the 1670s or 1680s: 116 more words

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Andrew Hyslop - where did you come from, where did you go?

I am going to explain this as clearly as I can, but it won’t be easy and I fear it won’t be interesting, but at least I will have the mystery written down, if only for myself to return to at some future date. 681 more words