Day 28 – A mysterious beach walk at Loch Larbrax Bay, Scotland

Backpacking to Stranraer, Scotland
21 May to 26 June 2014 (37days)


Day 28 (17.06.2014 Tue) – a mysterious beach walk at Loch Larbrax bay

The week here had been glorious weather and it’s no better time than to get to the beach. We visited Larbrax Beach, which is a short drive from Stranraer. On the approach the initial part of the track down to the beach is quite smooth passing through open countryside, but it then becomes quite bumpy.

On the return journey we visited Portpatrick again. We had Piza for lunch. It was another free day and getting ready for our travel to the Lake District the next day. Dinner was a big 8kg trout fish given by Alistair’s neighbour as main meal. We had Joyce sup noodle as starter and apple strudel and ice cream as dessert.

Sleeping: Shambley Residence, Millfield Avenue, Stranraer. Temp: min.12 – max.18°C

This morning Alistair drove us to Loch Larbrax bay for the mysterious walked along the beach with very thick smog.

First we had to walk up the ladder over barbed-wired fence.


It was truly a mysterious beach walk.

As always, the beach is deserted and we are the only people out there - only us, the sky, the sea, the very thick mist, the sand and the rocks.


The tide was out and so there were miles of sand and rocky outcrops to walk on.
With the very thick mist on this day, visibility was about 40ft.
As we walked through the mist and at one point we could not see each other and Val Allan was lost. However, Allan was smart to quickly turn-back.
Foggy morning makes a beach walk feel mysterious.





There were also plenty of edible sea weeds.

Foggy morning makes a beach walk feel mysterious.



There were also plenty of rubbish being washed up ashore.




This is Alistair's car - Nissan Qashoai



A Scottish donkey.

On the return journey we visited Portpatrick again.



Portpatrick Parish Church built in 1840 to 1842. The entrance elevation has 3-stage advanced square-plan tower. This is a town church in a street. It has whinstone walls and a slate roof.


The view of Stranraer town and Loch Ryan from Gallowhill.

Panoramic view of Stranraer taken from Gallowhill. Noticed that Loch Ryan is also covered with mist and fog.




We had Piza for lunch.

After a refreshing walk on the beach what better way to finish off a perfect afternoon than to have a lovely lunch back home.
As for dinner we had Joyce sup noodle as starter and apple strudel and ice cream as dessert.


We had Joyce sup noodle as starter.

Dinner was a big 8kg trout fish given by Alistair’s neighbour as main meal.

Now you see!

And now you don't.....

The best Bourbon Vanilla ice cream to go with apple strudel
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