Yet another side of Scotland

Kirkcudbright Travel Blog

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Beautiful Scottish countryside.
From Belfast, we took a ferry back to Scotland and the carpark in which our car, was parked.  ;)  This was an unplanned part of our trip, as we thought we would make it to Liverpool before the day was over.  When we realized we wouldn't, I looked at a map of the area, chose a town by the sea, and set us off in that direction. 

That direction led us to Kirkcudbright(pronounce Kir- coo- bree).  At this point in my trip, I'd lived in Edinburgh, ridden through the Highlands, and seen one of Scotland's beautiful islands.  Now, I was to witness a quaint Scottish town.  And it certainly was the quaintest, prettiest little town I'd been to. 

We were unlucky finding a Bed and Breakfast so, in exasperation, we pulled up to a family-run hotel and stayed there.  Sadly, I cannot remember it's name, but it was wonderful.  Each room basically looked like a small, Victorian apartment.  The owner was also the manager, the accountant, the check-in, and the chef of a wonderful breakfast buffet.  The food was fried similar to the Ulster fry from Belfast, but was even more delicious.

The town itself, combined with the Scottish countryside we passed, put us under its sleepy spell, and we enjoyed slow strolls along the waterfront.  It was the kind of town where everyone gave my brother and I funny looks as we were clearly outsiders, yet greeted us with a "Good morning!" and a smile.  It really just seemed out of a storybook.
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Beautiful Scottish countryside.
Beautiful Scottish countryside.
Sunset and a pasture full of cows.…
Sunset and a pasture full of cows…
The lovely little town.
The lovely little town.
The little bay area.
The little bay area.
Marina.
Marina.
The random castle in the middle of…
The random castle in the middle o…
A little secret pathway we found...
A little secret pathway we found...
And heres what we saw when we ste…
And here's what we saw when we st…
Another view of the castle.
Another view of the castle.
Scottish humor. =)
Scottish humor. =)
Baby hairy coos! Just the cutest!
Baby hairy coos! Just the cutest!
Kirkcudbright
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