A couple of extra days would have been welcome.
I would have liked to explored further. There are the local ruins, standing stones, St Ninian's chapel, Wigtown for the ridiculous number of second-hand book shops.
Expect rain. It rains on Scotland's west coast. Just prepare for it!
Gavin Maxwell, the naturalist, racing driver, painter, is connected with the "Old Place of Monreith". He was the famed otter fanatic, and author of "Ring of Bright Water". He had unconventional lifestyle, better suited to today's more tolerant attitudes than with the Britain of his day.
The "Old Place of Monreith" was one of the Maxwell family houses. In his biographies there are drawings and descriptions of the building.
Gavin in our party was named after Gavin Maxwell. This seems to be a good a reason to visit the place as any!
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