A Short break in Campbelltown.

Maurice GStarred Page By Maurice G, 14th Aug 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Discription of a walk along the beach from a hired cottage heading towards Campbelltown. The walk was only two miles long but it had interest.

A short walk from Campbelltown

Last month myself and my wife decided to have a short break in Campbelltown, which is at the foot of the Mull of Kintyre off the west coast of Scotland, We stayed at a cottage named
`Fishermans Cottage` which is settled almost on the sea edge. Tranquil and next to nature the cottage has one of the best sea views along that coast and is instant to all weathers. To hire the cottage is not cheap but is well worth the money because of it`s unique position.

Sea Swans

One day I decided to walk into Campbelltown because the weather was nice. I had only gone about 500 yards when I came accross a sea swan fishing amongst the pebbles in little pools of sea water on the beach. When I approached the bird it did not shy away, in fact it came to me looking to see if I had any morsels of food. She was clearly used to people and it was like having nature coming to greet me.

When I was younger the only swans I ever saw were on rivers, canals and lakes and I thought this was the norm. Just shows you,you can learn at any time of life !

Submarine or Whale ?

Walking on I rounded a gentle bend in the coastline and out to sea I spotted what I thought was a submarine, but after a short while of watching I realised it was a whale, not something a country lad like myself sees every day. According to the locals they see a lot of whales, dolphins and seals all the time and take it for granted that they are there.

Golden Eagle

As I looked away from the whale I looked inland and high in the sky was a golden eagle flying arouind in circles looking for prey. This is a rare bird and I was very lucky to spot one. They do say that if you spot two golden eagles within one week then you are supposed to come into a lot of wealth. I only spotted one so I suppose I won`t be winning the lottery.

Seal.

Walking on still further for about another 1000 yards I saw in the sea a seal popping it`s head up as it was fishing, and lo and behold next to the seal was a gull floating on the water ready to pick up any scraps. I wonderd if it was a seagull or a sealgull. " Sorry " just my sense of humour.

Kintyre Lifeboat

After this I walked on to Campbelltown passing loads of sheep and the occasional goats. The air was clean and healthy and the walk was really enjoyable. Nearing Campbelltown the lifeboat was coming out of the harbour but was only going at a gentle pace. They must have been on a training exercise as the weather was nice, no winds and the beaches were not like those you have at a seaside resort, so bathers were very rare.

I have a lot of time for lifeboats and this is one cause I always support !

A wonderful place to visit if you like nature and peace and quiet.

Maurice G

Walking through the Fairy Glen

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Beach, Coastline, Cottage, Goats, Golden Eagle, Gulf Sream, Jelly-Fish, Lifeboat, Sea, Seals, Sheep, Swans

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author avatar Maurice G
I am retired, have worked in the leisure industry for abpout 40 tears, I am married with 2 grown up biproducts.
In this trade I have met peoples from all over the world !

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author avatar Maurice G
16th Aug 2011 (#)

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author avatar aimera
15th Aug 2011 (#)

Really beautiful! I'd like to got there one day. Thanks for the sharing.

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16th Aug 2011 (#)

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