My intention today was to walk from Port Logan to Portpatrick but after about three miles I got a phone call from my daughter to say that my wife, Christine had been taken into hospital overnight with stomach pains. It turned out that she had a hernia and they were operating that morning to repair it.
After retracing my steps back to the car, returning to the campsite I was staying at and packing up I set off back home. Six hours later I has able to see my wife at the hospital who was still a bit sleepy after the operation.
After ten days I have returned to continue my walk after an early morning start. I am glad to say that my wife is making a good recovery.
Port Logan consists of a pretty little harbour and a few cottages which mostly seem to be holiday lets. The only pub/hotel in the village seems to be closed for renovations.
Ardwell Bay has a big sweep of coastline with no easy access for cars, but for walkers it’s worth the walk just for the seclusion and quietness.
Portpatrick is quite a popular place with its picturesque harbour and eating establishments. It is also a popular destination for golfing holidays with two golf courses.