After a day off, the forecast looked good for crossing the Solway Firth – initially, progress was slow into a headwind and it was quite choppy, especially as I passed a wind farm, but the wind dropped during the second half off the crossing and the sea became calm.
I saw a huge seal that seemed to be snoozing in the waves, then followed me for a while. There were also some large gaggles of what looked like ducks circling me for a while, and lots of fish jumping.
I stopped at Brighouse Bay, a lovely sheltered beach. Tired, but pleased to have finally made it across to Scotland.