I waited until high water yesterday before going round the Mull of Galloway – the ‘washing machine’ about which I had been warned, was off.
The conditions were lovely and calm and the caves in the cliffs amplified the calls of the seabirds within. Clouds of guillemots and razorbills flew past.
After passing more great coastline, I stopped at Portpatrick to stock up on food again. A few miles after that, I landed at the pretty beach at Knock Bay. This morning, there was very clean surf at the beach and I surfed a couple of waves before setting off.
The water was very clear and I could see lots of jellyfish (and a few fish) – good to be paddling close to the shore after so many long crossings recently.
After dodging the Stranraer ferries, I landed at Ballantrae – taking a day off tomorrow.