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Palm trees, are we in Spain?

Today we go south to the Mull of Galloway, the most southern part of Scotland.

The coastal road is beautiful: green and rock hills to the left, Rocks and sea to the left.
Ailsa Craig (Paddy's Milestone) always to be seen in the distance.

The part from Stranraer down is single lane road with passsing places. We do not have much oncoming traffic, but on the tip of Scotland it is crowded. Next to the lighthouse they built a restaurant with a view into the atlantic and another one in the Irish see. On clear days you must be able to see the Isle of Man.

The restaurant is obviously large enough for a crowd on a sunny day in july. It has a well equipped souvernir shop and we succeed in buying some gifts for the ones who are home. They sell buttons in the shop near the lighthouse for the RSPB, a good cause.

Thistle in Scotland, but not thé Scottish Thistle

On our way back to Stranraer, we let a car pass to our left (we drove to the right, and confused the other driver) and we enter a little (does it need saying little) village where the post office is called First Post Office in Scotland (Drummore post office) where we buy some stamps AND a few of the Harry Potter series stamps, because it is the first day of issue. The man behind the window is as old as Methuselah (respectful memory). Whenever he is retiring, I think this post office will be closed (they all are being closed) 

We continue our way to Stranraer.

Links:

http://www.mull-of-galloway.co.uk/mull-of-galloway/17-mull-of-galloway-lighthouse

 

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Palm trees, are we in Spain?
Palm trees, are we in Spain?
Thistle in Scotland, but not thé …
Thistle in Scotland, but not thé…
Palm trees
Palm trees
Lighthouse on the most southern po…
Lighthouse on the most southern p…
Coastal road to Stranraer: Ailsa C…
Coastal road to Stranraer: Ailsa …
Snails, lots of them
Snails, lots of them
Coastal road south
Coastal road south
Along the coastal road
Along the coastal road
Parking on coastal road
Parking on coastal road
Wild flowers
Wild flowers
Clif
Clif
Fog-horn, Boooooooooooha
Fog-horn, Boooooooooooha
View to the east: Irish sea
View to the east: Irish sea
View to the west
View to the west
East
East
West
West
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