Author Archives: Ruth Livingstone

About Ruth Livingstone

Walker, writer, photographer, blogger, Doctor, woman, etc.

335 Troon to Irvine

There’s a fretful wildness to the weather, and my umbrella bobs and bounces. Continue reading

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334pm Ayr to Troon

A walk of contrasts. Lonely beaches and industrial zones. Continue reading

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334 am Heads of Ayr

A day full of obsessions: dead jellyfish, cameras and metal detectors. Continue reading

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333 Maidens to Dunure to Ayr

I conquer a couple of castles, but am defeated by the incoming tide. Continue reading

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332 Girvan to Maidens

A lonely shore to the Turnberry golf course. Continue reading

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331 Ballantrae to Girvan

I fall in love with Ailsa Craig, and meet a snake in the grass. Continue reading

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330 Glenapp to Ballantrae

I meet feral goats, a shrieking peregrine falcon, and startle a baby fawn. Oh… and more cows. Continue reading

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329 Stranraer to Glenapp Church

I walk past ferry ports, gun emplacements, and discover a daring female aviator. Continue reading

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328 Kirkcolm to Stranraer

I walk in perfect sunshine beside Loch Ryan, and reach Stranraer. Continue reading

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327 Leswalt to Kirkcolm

A strange day, beginning with a graveyard and ending with a row of little bodies. Continue reading

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