2014 – Lide supermarket and Museum, Stranraer, Scotland day 08

Backpacking to Stranraer, Scotland from 21 May to 26 June 2014 (37days)
Millfield Avenue, Stranraer.

Day 08 (28.05.2014 Wed) – to Lide supermarket (2.8km) and Museum

This morning after breakfast, Kee Moon and I walked 2.8km on Leswait High Road and then onto Lewis Street to get to Lide supermarket. The rest went with Alistair in his car to meet us at Lide. After shopping we walked on Church Street to visit Stranraer Museum and returned back on George Street and King Street for lunch.

As we walked out of the museum, we liked the look of the building, as it has some age to it, but did wonder what kind of a museum it could possibly be in such a small space. I'm glad it proved me wrong. I spent more time than my other half examining the exhibits, which is unusual, and the top floor showing the children art exhibition was wonderful. For lunch we had pork knuckle, garlic bread and salad.

Sleeping: Shambley Residence, Millfield Avenue, Stranraer, Scotland.
A cold but sunny day - Temp: min.8 – max.15 °C

Walking along Seabank Road.

Walking on Leswalt High Road.

A view of Loch Ryan through Park Lane off Leswalt High Road.

Commonwealth War Graves on Leswalt High Road.

High Kirk, Church of Scotland on Leswalt High Road.
High Kirk, Stranraer Church of Scotland church on Leswalt Road, Stranraer. Also known as Sheuchan Church. John McLachlan, architect 1888.

High Kirk Memorial Bell.

Turning right into Lewis Street.

On Lewis Street.

Stranraer Sheriff & Justice of the Peace Court on Lewis Street.

On Lewis Street.

On Lewis Street.

On Lewis Street.

Lide supermarket.

Walking on Church Street, Stranraer.

A church on Church Street, Stranraer.

George Street.

George Street.

Stranraer's historic Old Town Hall, built in 1776 on 55 George Street is  home to this fascinating museum where you can discover Wigtownshire's past.

See one of Scotland's oldest ploughs, look at Victorian Wigtownshire in 3D photographs and follow in the footsteps of Stranraer's own Polar explorers. Plus displays on archaeology, local history, farming and dairying.

Flowering plants for sale on George Street.

Flowering plants for sale on George Street.

George Street.

Millfield Avenue, Stranraer.

Millfield Avenue, Stranraer.

For lunch we had pork knuckle, garlic bread and salad.

Click below to view daily adventures:
Day 01 (21.05.2014 Wed) – MH16 KUL/AMS 2355hr – 0655hr on 22May
Day 02 (22.05.2014 Thr) – Amsterdam City, Holland
Day 03 (23.05.2014 Fri) – Amsterdam Zaanse Schans Village (21km)
Day 04 (24.05.2014 Sat) – KL.1477R AMS/GLA 1535hr - 1605hr Glasgow Airport
Day 05 (25.05.2014 Sun) – Stranraer, Scotland

Day 06 (26.05.2014 Mon) – Fishing station at Lady Bay (15km) Loch Ryan
Day 07 (27.05.2014 Tue) – Portpatrick and Mull of Galloway Lighthouse (58km)
Day 08 (28.05.2014 Wed) – Lide supermarket (2.8km) and Museum
Day 09 (29.05.2014 Thu) – Exploring Galloway Forest Park (56km)
Day 10 (30.05.2014 Fri) – Kirkland Fishery Farm in Leswalt (4.6km)

Day 11 (31.05.2014 Sat) – Exploring Galloway Forest Park (60km)
Day 12 (01.06.2014 Sun) – Trekking 20.8km Loch Ryan Coastal Path
Day 13 (02.06.2014 Mon) – A free and easy rest day
Day 14 (03.06.2014 Tue) – To Robert Burns Cottage at Alloway (78km)
Day 15 (04.06.2014 Wed) – Fishing station at Lady Bay (15km) Loch Ryan

Day 16 (05.06.2014 Thu) – A trip to the Giant Causeway (153km) by coach
Day 17 (06.06.2014 Fri) – Trekking 4km Ardwell Pond, Ardwell Bay (18km)
Day 18 (07.06.2014 Sat) – Our ladies went shopping in Ayr (72km)
Day 19 (08.06.2014 Sun) – Visiting Isabelle/Robert in Newton Steward (50km)
Day 20 (09.06.2014 Mon) – Overnight stay at Fishing Station, Lady Bay Loch Ryan

Day 21 (10.06.2014 Tue) – Visited a farm using automated milking
Day 22 (11.06.2014 Wed) – Day 1 of Scenic West Coast Tour, Scotland
Day 23 (12.06.2014 Thu) – Day 2 of Scenic West Coast Tour, Scotland
Day 24 (13.06.2014 Fri) – Day 3 of Scenic West Coast Tour, Scotland
Day 25 (14.06.2014 Sat) – Day 4 of Scenic West Coast Tour, Scotland

Day 26 (15.06.2014 Sun) – Day 5 of Scenic West Coast Tour, Scotland
Day 27 (16.06.2014 Mon) – Allan and Pauline 50th wedding anniversary
Day 28 (17.06.2014 Tue) – Mysterious beach walk at Loch Larbrax, Scotland
Day 29 (18.06.2014 Wed) – Lake Loweswater, Lake District, UK (day1)  

Day 30 (19.06.2014 Thu) – Outward Bound Ullswater, Lake Ullswater (day2)

Day 31 (20.06.2014 Fri) – Return from Lake District (day3)
Day 32 (21.06.2014 Sat) – Our last visit to the bothy at Lady Bay
Day 33 (22.06.2014 Sun) – A farewell dinner hosted by Margaret Modrate
Day 34 (23.06.2014 Mon) – A farewell tea hosted by Vera Little
Day 35 (24.06.2014 Tue) – To Glasgow for a night stay for next day flight

Day 36 (25.6.2014Wed) Glasgow 6am to Amsterdam 8.40//MH17 12noon to KLIA
Day 37 (26.06.2014 Thu) – MH17 touched down at KLIA at 6.20am.



  1. Peggy Yeap21 August, 2014

    I see you have a wonderful trip. Where is your next destination, may I ask? Gorgeous.

  2. Jackson Au21 August, 2014

    Received with thanks for your great sharing, Bro. Ching.

    Warmest regards,

  3. Dear Ching,
    Thank you for always sending me the blogs of your many adventures which I have followed with great interest. To my surprise, on the list of your many adventures you have not done the Camino de Santiago in Spain. This is the BEST backpacking trail in the world as for more than 1000 years millions of people have done so. Therefore the trail ("camino") and the supporting facilities are well established.

    There are many Camino routes but the best one (to my opinion) is the one from Roncesvalles at the border of France to Santiago de Compostela in the Spanish Galicia. It is 500 miles (750 KMs) so it will take you about 30 to 45 days of walking. If you are interested, you can do your research online, a good place to start is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Way_of_St._James

    Of course you can also ask me questions about this matter. This is a trip of a lifetime and I know people who have done the camino more than once!

    Happy backpacking!
    Adi Muljo