Sunday, 28 September 2008

Beeswing, Dumfriesshire

A frosty morning - yes, September and frosty!

Balmaghie Parish Church, by Loch Ken

Hazy woods near New Galloway

Parton Kirk, Dumfriesshire

The auld kirk built 1534 and now a ruin.

Crossmichael Kirk, Dumfriesshire

Rockcliffe, Dumfriesshire

Further round the coast the sunset had gone but the sky still had a bit of colour

Sunset on the Dumfriesshire coast

Sun setting in Dumfriesshire

Going into a field to avoid power lines I became aware I was being watched....

Sun setting on the Dumfries coast

Inland, it was very cloudy, so we went sunset chasing on the coast. There was nothing much doing and we went round a bend in the road and came across this.

"The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind" ... Dylan

Somewhere in Dumfriesshire. I knew it was going to be one of those weekends when this was the first thing that came in sight....

Monday, 22 September 2008

Auchencorth Moss and the Pentland Hills

Back to our usual haunt tonight.... but is there something missing?


This floated over the house this evening.

Caerlaverock Castle - looking out

All around Caerlaverock Castle

The castle dates back to 1300.

Haugh of Urr, near Castle Douglas

Kirk on a hill - parish church in the village of Haugh of Urr

Kirkcudbright mudflats

Kirkcudbright Harbour

The harbour is a great place to sit and watch the world go by...

Orange hair

Iron rings on the dock, Kirkudbright

King Explorer, Kirkcudbright

King Explorer, Kirkcudbright

Fishing boat leaving the harbour

Sunday Afternoon in Kirkcudbright

Yep, we had the sun awhile here. Kirkcudbright - its pronunced kirKOOObree. This is McLellans Castle. I laid seige to it 45 years ago :-)

Dundrennan Abbey - doorways

Dundrennan Abbey

Deja Vu....?

Dundrennan Abbey, near Kirkcudbright

Second visit here hoping to get some good light... all I can say is... it was better than last time :-)

Balcary Fishery, Auchencairn Bay

The Tower, Balcary Point

...well..... misty!

Auchencairn Bay

Lots of mudflats at low tide

Auchencairn Bay

Saturday morning was misty and challenging, snapped this on the way to Balcary Bay.

Tower at dusk

A few miles to the north west of Southerness, near a farm called Cowcorse is an ancient fortified tower ruin, there are many such ruined towers in Scotland!

Sunset at Southerness Point

Ha.... nearly missed it... dashed from the cloudy interior to the only bit of clear sky. Arrived just as the sun was setting.


No blogs since last Tuesday! I have of course been away, firstly three days for work and them camping in Dumfriesshire. This picture was taken at the Loch Arthur Community Creamery Shop - at Beeswing. A visit to this shop is greatly recommended if you are in the area!

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Gladhouse Reservoir

It has been raining for the last two days - without stop... it was still raining when I took this just before it became dark 2.5 sec exposure... it was dark!

Sunday, 14 September 2008

Lindisfarne, Holy Island

Poles show the route of the Pilgrims Way - only for crossing when the tide is low! The wandering photographers interpretation of this much photographed subject. The day was notable for becoming infested with pirri pirri! This was Friday by the way... I'm a bit behind....