Day out in the hired car to enjoy Fish and Chips at the port of Girvan on the Firth of Clyde. My route took me through Dumfries and then Galloway Forest Park.
Girvan and the Ayrshire coast benefit from warmth from the Gulf Stream, which was particularly apparent coming down from Glentool Forest in the Galloway Forest Park. After miles of winter landscape, suddenly I noticed the lush green growth of spring, promoted by the warming effects of the Gulf Stream.
Geologists know Girvan as pretty much the southwestern end of the Southern Uplands Boundary fault, which is noted for many geological anomalies as it runs through Scotland.
The people I met in Girvan had all come “down” from Glasgow, enjoying their first trips out since the lockdowns and staying for a week. I needed to return, but I rued choosing the coastal route which leads to Stranraer as it was chokka with lorries and trucks.