A quick trip up to Bonnie Scotland

It was one of the days when we needed a drive after working flat-out on preparing the guest house for our first visitors. We have always loved Scotland – Caroline formerly lived in Stirling and both of us have had many holidays there – although we had little experience of Dumfries and Gallaway.

There are many day-light hours during a summer’s day in the Borders, so an hour and three-quarter drive to Scotland seemed worth it. We didn’t realise how special it was until we stumbled across RockcliffeRockcliffe beach – we know we have found a new favourite place to go.

Rockcliffe is perfect for messing about on the beach –  it reminded us of some places in Devon & Corwall.


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It is a magical place – with some idyllic homes right on the coast.



We had a great walk out to Rough Island… DSC_0779 WS_


…although we saved exploring the island for another occasion to avoid upsetting the nesting Oyster Catchers.