Scotland …


After a day off, the forecast looked good for crossing the Solway Firth – initially, progress was slow into a headwind and it was quite choppy, especially as I passed a wind farm, but the wind dropped during the second half off the crossing and the sea became calm.

I saw a huge seal that seemed to be snoozing in the waves, then followed me for a while.  There were also some large gaggles of what looked like ducks circling me for a while, and lots of fish jumping.


I stopped at Brighouse Bay, a lovely sheltered beach.  Tired, but pleased to have finally made it across to Scotland.

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