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Post by Mark R » Sun Apr 24, 2011 4:58 pm

Heading north, we hadn't decided between Anglesey and NE England, so were carrying maps and charts for both. However, on a whim we turned up in Galloway and based ourselves at Isle of Whithorn for a week...I'd paddled past this area a few years back and liked what I'd seen.

We've had a fantastic week of paddling, helped of course by the freakish weather; Burrow Head, the Rhins of Galloway, the Fleet islands and a quick nip into Ayrshire to see Ailsa Craig. Wonderful coast and plenty of wildlife, you really should go see, sometime soon.

Will post some pics later.
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Re: SW Scotland

Post by Douglas Wilcox » Sun Apr 24, 2011 8:46 pm

Rhins of Galloway, Portpatrick to the Mull of Logan.

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Mark, Heather, Jim Tony and I had a great day out together.

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Re: SW Scotland

Post by Jim » Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:20 am

Yep, nice round up to a busy week or 2.
I was heading within about 5 miles of the launch point for a buggy race event anyway and changed my plans due to the forecast. For a while I thought I had made a poor choice and was going to lose championship places but in the end they didn't manage a championship race (all weekend) so I definitely did make the right choice.
Photos may take some time to organise.

I should probably catch up some sleep now, no need to stay up for the forecast anymore....

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Post by Mark R » Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:21 pm

I'm not usually a Photoshop geek, but I do like this...

http://southwestseakayaking.co.uk/2011/ ... lsa-craig/
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Post by Jim » Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:22 am

Mark R wrote:I'm not usually a Photoshop geek, but I do like this...

http://southwestseakayaking.co.uk/2011/ ... lsa-craig/
Fantastic, I've been waxing lyrical about the fantastic colours of the rocks on the far side and that image captures them so much better than my words or images.

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Re: SW Scotland

Post by SwamP » Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:52 pm

I miss this!

I do hope you continue in your appreciation of when photoshop can correct photographs mark…love your photos.

Might even bastardise this last one myself for a nice B&W mood canvas if that’s ok.

Luverly stuff!
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Re: SW Scotland

Post by Mikebelluk » Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:30 pm

Has Kate journeyed on to Tayvallich to the Karitek symposium?
Hope the good weather stays until next week.

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Post by Mark R » Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:35 pm

No, she went home after this paddle - she arrived at Ailsa with a crossing from near Corsewall Point, we went the easy way.
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Post by Mark R » Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:18 pm

Some very nice places in south-west Scotland, which you really ought to consider going to see sometime...

The Isle of Whithorn...
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Burrow Head...
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Port Logan...
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The Mull of Galloway...
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The Islands of Fleet...
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Post by maryinoxford » Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:42 pm

Mark R wrote:Some very nice places in south-west Scotland, which you really ought to consider going to see sometime...
Looking forward to it, when I move to Dumfries in a couple of years.

Nice photos, and the weather gods smiled on you.

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Post by MikeB » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:01 pm

maryinoxford wrote:
Mark R wrote:Some very nice places in south-west Scotland, which you really ought to consider going to see sometime...
Looking forward to it, when I move to Dumfries in a couple of years.

Nice photos, and the weather gods smiled on you.

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Good place to move to Mary - a much under-rated paddling location. Mike.

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Post by maryinoxford » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:06 pm

MikeB wrote:Good place to move to Mary - a much under-rated paddling location. Mike.
-- and also a place where mere mortals can afford to buy property - hence my choice for a retirement spot.

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Re: SW Scotland

Post by Jim » Fri May 13, 2011 12:05 am

Co-incidently I've just finished the Ailsa Craig post for my blog but I scheduled it for the 14th because I'm playing catch up with so many trips at the moment.

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Post by Mark R » Thu May 19, 2011 7:25 pm

The Rhins of Galloway, one place I was very glad to return to...
http://southwestseakayaking.co.uk/2011/ ... -galloway/

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