Leaving Creetown I headed South for a bit towards the Isle of Whithorn then through the Mull of Galloway.beautiful rolling hills with clear indication from the type of trees that this is a moderate climate.
This part of Scotland is closer to Belfast than to Edindurgh. At one point I got a text indicating that I was connected to a foreign mobile service provider. Presumably one from the Irish Republic
Ireland is clearly visible.
The port town of Stranraer has lost its car ferries to new facilities some 3 miles out of town on the north of the bay, presumably because this position provides better deep water docking. Past the ferry terminals the road North to Ayr is magnificent. A mini Sur if you like. Lovely views of the Itish hills. Then Ailsa Craig http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ailsa_Craig and Arran.