Our last day in Galloway & Dunfries
Our next stop was the John Paul Jones museum in Kirkbean.
There is a beach near the JPJ museum. We went for a brief stroll - the wind was blowing a gale!
Caleb found some more classic Scottish signage.
In spite of the cold weather spring is coming to the area.
|The yellow is on the broom|
Oh yes, another ruined abbey. This one is Sweetheart Abby, I think.
As we were driving we saw this wicker man. There is a huge country & western festival in this field in June.
On Sunday 29-April we set out for Dunfermline. On the way from Moffat we ran up the hill to get this shot of Grey Mare's Tail.
Behind the chapel is Roslin castle. One of the great mysteries of the chapel is why Cromwell didn't order is destroyed while he did have the castle destroyed. Caleb and I took the wrong path, wandered down by the river and through one of the last sections of the ancient Caledonian forest and then stormed the castle up a VERY steep hill. I don't see how anybody could have taken this fortress before the advent of cannon.
On our way to Dunfermline we sought out the Antonine Wall, which is more of an Antonine ditch. We got lost a couple of times in Falkirk and had to ask for directions from some locals. We were glad we have had years of familiarity with the dialect through the annual visitations on George Haig, a Falkirk chiel, to Round Pond.
|Caleb at the Antonine Wall, er, Ditch, in Falkirk|
|It's 35 meters tall (108 feet for you yankees)|