And back to the rice and bean portion of the trip folks - back to the tiny little station of Maybole to catch a train to Carlisle.
Now just look at the beautiful scenery you get to travel through. VERY picturesque for sure. *(sorry about the glare, but it couldn't be avoided we were in a seat with a table and we were NOT giving it up)
http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/southern-upland-way.shtml - you can transfer your baggage from place to place through these stations and then walk between them - that way you don't have to lug huge bags and do the walk in style. Very nice set up.
Our whole goal while in Carlisle was to see parts of Hadrians wall. Well, we got there, and checked into the hotel. An IBIS. Lovely place with air conditioning - ahhhhh!
We walked town and went to the bus station to find out how to get to Hadrians wall and how to see what we wnated to see and found that the bus that used to go all the way to Carlisle was no longer in play, so it was a train to another town, then a bus and multiple transfers, and honestly - we looked at each other and just pure and simple gave up on the idea. Angela wasn't pushing to do it, I was at that time... but then I looked around and thought "is this that important? Nope!" So I let it go and we went to find some good pub food and called it a night!
So, dinner and movies in the room was how that day played out. Not a bad choice.