Monday, 5 April 2010

Mull of Galloway bike ride

5th April 2010

Route on Garmin Connect

The day dawned cold and grey with pouring rain, so we made a slow start heading down to Portpatrick first to check out the start/end of the Southern Upland Way. We then drove to Sandhead at the edge of Luce Sands to get the bikes out and cycled to Port Logan to see where Two Thousand Acres of Sky was filmed back in 2001, to represent the fictional island of Ronansay. We then struggled against a ferocious headwind to arrive at the amazing and unexpected Gallie Craig coffee house perched on the clifftop beside the lighthouse at the southern most tip of Scotland. The return journey was a good bit easier with the wind on our backs. The route was only 30 miles, but extremely hard work battling against the elements.

Battling against the wind:


stephtheambler said...

Some ferocious winds down there - you must have been glad to see the cafe at the lighthouse! Lovely coffee and cake shop in Sandhead if you're ever down that way again - I spent a month there before Christmas.

Chris said...

Hi Steph, I've just added a video to illustrate just how windy it was on that last section to the Mull of Galloway. It was almost impossible to stay on the bike. Our route yesterday started from Sandhead but I'm afraid we didn't check out the café. Perhaps next time.