Nine days later they floated out onto the vast estuaries of the Solway Firth
Visitors can walk around the site, nestled between Criffel hill and the Solway Firth
on the edge of the village of New Abbey, of which the church still stands remarkably complete 700 years on.
So he tagged five adult male geese this year at Caerlaverock Wetland Centre on the Solway Firth
before they head off this month to the High Arctic Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard.
Riddick, a 28-year-old Strathclyde University student, is a former Southerness champion and has been a member at the Solway Firth
club for 12 years.
John Paul and his friends would float toy ships on the River Nith, which flowed into Solway Firth
Regions that house marine energy companies include Solway Firth
in Southwest Scotland, where there is a tidal range of 5.
The trio are swimming 90 miles from the river's source at Gill Beck in North Yorkshire to the Solway Firth
- contending with a 30ft waterfall on the way.
Criffel from Carsethorn "This oil painting of the Solway Firth
is by local artist Janina Harrower.
What is 73 miles long and stretches from the Solway Firth
to Wallsend on Tyne?
These maritime areas include the Solway Firth
, the Firth of Clyde, the North Channel and the Sea of the Hebrides.
LAST week my column told how the Ministry of Defence had secretly dumped radioactive material in Caithness, Fife and the Solway Firth
This time, Wales is one of 10 nations seeing their stars battle for the prize at the Solway Firth