The Taking of Coast to Coast
At the beginning of 2011 I set myself the task of bagging one new hectad every month however after a few weeks break I had to play a bit of a catch up and went for two in one day on the opposite coasts of The Rhins of Galloway.
After giving up on waiting for the weather to improve I headed off on the 11th August 2011 to tackle NX05 and NX14
NX05 by my count had 4 green ’uns left to bag to finish the hectad so I drove over to the Rhins parked up and hopped on the mountain bike at Kildonnan to take a shot of:-
Kildonnan Farm in NX0551 to bag the first grid square.
Next port of call was to drive down to the Port o’ Spittal Farm to start my walk on the west coast of the Rhins south of Portpatrick. The first of three grids was a shot of the farm:-
Port o’ Spittal in NX0351
Next a walk over fields to take picture of:-
Finlock Bay in NX0251
And finally a walk along the top of the cliffs to bag:-
North Keys Hole in NX0250
which completed the NX05 hectad
After a long walk back to my vehicle parked at Port o’ Spittal Farm I was on the road again to cross over the Rhins peninsula to get to Drumantrae Bay to bash the NX14 hectad on the east coast of the Rhins of Galloway by Luce Bay.
A bit of advance work on the hectad in 2010 with a picture taken at:-
Balgowan Point in NX1243
meant that only one grid square remained green in NX14 at NX1147 which could only be accessed at a summer low tide.
Fortunately I was able to get across the peninsula in time to see the tide out and take my shot of:-
the North of Drumantrae Bay in NX1147
concluding a coast to coast Geograph and two hectads bashed. All in all a good day out!
- Sun, 14 Aug 2011 at 20:15
- Grid Square
- Chosen Photo
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