I took the Long way Round today but I did reach the End of the Road.
My road ended at Corsewall Lighthouse Hotel – what a stunning place —
Not only is it a working hotel but it is also a working lighthouse standing exposed on Milleur Point at the entrance to Loch Ryan with views to all and sundry including one of Ailsa Craig you don’t see everyday —
I was tempted to stay a night but after checking out the prices —
This pauper found a rough track and rode out onto the rocks where I had my picnic and watched the seals at play while a little further out the StenaLine ferry sailed past with Ailsa Craig on it’s nose —
before disappearing across the irish Sea in the direction of Belfast —
It was time for me to make my way home with a stop for a photo or two on the way –
Just out of Kirkcolm looking across Loch Ryan to the P&O Ferry Terminal —
palm trees on Treasure Island at Stranraer —
while Long John Silver’s boat is hard aground waiting for the tide to come in —
Just one of those days that started off in what – for me – was the wrong direction and the wrong frame of mind. Both needed a course correction and I finished up at the end of the day with the Tenere and I singing home to Kirkcudbright with the setting sun on our backs and the wind on our taills.
What a lovely place Corsewall Lighthouse Hotel is. That was my first visit there but I’m sure it won’t be my last.
Footnote: The Corsewall Lighthouse Hotel is literally ‘at the end of the road’ and what a road! At one stage I was riding along a rutted causeway level with the fence tops on one side with a flooded field beyond. The downhill gravel entrance also needs respect on a bike as much of it has been swept in to drifts due to winter rainstorms. It’s well worth the effort once you get there tho’ 🙂
End of the Road