My final day in Scotland – and something very different! J drove us through some very rural scenes of sheep, burns and rolling hills to the southern tip of Scotland to Wigtown. Why, you ask? Well my mild obsession with all things books has lead me to exploring the global association of Book Towns. With a weekend in May organised with fellow Aussie book-loving friends for Clunes in Victoria, I had a yearning for checking out others. J, being the dream hostess, researched the route and off we wound our way to Wigtown. However, not before one of her delicious breakfasts. While Princess Me just lapped it up!
While I drooled over the books and festival program (which I will miss in Septemebr sadly) and had bookish moments strolling the town and scouring the shelves, J found the food to accompany my euphoria and also managed to find a book suitable for her grandson. A win-win kind of day!
Hand made cakes (gf even) and the most delish broccoli soup – yummmmmmm! Stoked me up to dream on about The Open Book b&b opportunity to stay in it and run it for 2 weeks – will add my name to the waiting list and hope my walking frame will fit in the plane by the time my name comes up!
The return to Glasgow was along the coast road and the scenery was superb. The Ailsa Craig island with its curling stone granite was a highlight. We are not mentioning the Trump Turnberry golf complex though!
The wonderful day was topped off by a grilled sea bass/scampi seafood treat at Catch followed by the salted caramel special icecream before the return to a shorter night’s sleep, a 3.20 am pick up for the airport, a hassle-free trip to Amsterdam and transit to Malta. The adventure continues – and best of all I have the book treasure I found at Byre Books to remind me of that great day.
Bring on Clunes in May!