The sun finally comes out in Scotland! Starting at the derelict home of the derelict Maxwell family, I skirt the Caerlaverock peninsula and trek up the eastern edge of the River Nith. That involves negotiating a precarious bridge, admiring a snogging shelter, and enjoying a pint at The Swan. Finally a pleasant walk past a bridge dedicated to someone who didn't invented something, and into the county town of Dumfries.
A walk of mostly lanes, B-roads, and drizzle. One of the most exciting parts was a Banking Museum. Which was closed. And a caterpillar.
Starting from the point where I first set foot in Scotland, up the old Solway Viaduct railway line and into Annan. Then down the western bank of the River Annan, through the industrial village of Newbie to Bankirk Point. Then along the coast to the pretty village of Powfoot.
Wading across the Solway Firth saves 36 miles of walking round the estuary. It's possible, so I did it.