Abbey Meadows

Abbey Meadows

Thursday, 24 July 2008

Wooden wigwam weekend

At the weekend (18th -20th July) we went across to Dumfries and Galloway for a weekend in a wigwam. If you like camping with a few home comforts then this is the thing for you. The kids thought it was 'cool' and 'mint' words that mean something else in my vocabulary. Ironically when I visit this part of the country it is the only time I travel south to get to Scotland! We stopped at Ross bay near Kirkudbright with wonderful views over the Solway firth towards the Lakeland mountains. From a nearby tower we could see across Wigtown bay down to the Isle of man.

There wasn't enough time to explore the wildlife of the area but I have included some pictures of plants that are common but I don't see that often. English stonecrop, Smiths pepperwort, Evening primrose and Wild cherry. I have included some pics of the wigwam and the views from the campsite with the Solway to the south and the Galloway hills in the north. Plenty of the usual birds in the area; family parties of Redstarts in the woods and Kites, Buzzards and Ravens drifting over the farmland between the coast and the hills.

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