Portpatrick is the Start or End point for the South Upland Way. This is a long distance 212 mile coast to coast walk to Cocksburnpath on the East coast.
I start today by following the path out of Portpatrick and along the coast to the lighthouse at Killantringan Bay where it then turns inland towards Stranraer. I follow the path until it crosses the road and this is where I part company with it.
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.