The sheep in this landscape enjoy the comfort of each others company in the wilderness of Galloway in SW Scotland . . . but the pheasant is asking for it as is typical of pheasants!
This classic perspective view of a lane with trees arching over it will always be winner for me. Just what is it that makes it such an attractive scene?
I love the twist in the track in the second shot – it’s just one step off being a double helix! It took me several attempts to get the angle just right.
My walk along the Borgue road in Galloway, SW Scotland, was about an 8 mile round trip. This rusty bench was at the side of the road at my turning point, just above Kirkandrews. Old but not out of use, it was a welcome resting place for a few minutes.
Maybe next time round I make do a StillWalks production day of it and capture the sounds as well as the sights.
The skull and crossbones gravestone is just one of the things that makes the old graveyard at Kirkandrews on the Galloway coast in SW Scotland is a fascinating place.
There are thousands of wrecks around the coastline of Britain but pirates did not usually merit a marked grave in the local cemetery. This one must have held some honour amongst the locals!
There are a number of other interesting gravestones in the cemetery, some of which have faces, others have intriguing patterns and motifs.
Kirkandrews is a tiny wee place but worth a visit if you are ever in the Galloway area of SW Scotland.
We first visited this place with the kids about 10 or 15 years ago. I am still impressed with my girls’ stamina and enjoyment of what was a fair length of walk for young children. We had an unexpected surprise in the graveyard a few yards down the road from the kirk but you will have to wait until tomorrow for that.
My walk along the Borgue road on the Galloway coast in Scotland revealed a number of places for sale. However, although the gates in the first image are no longer in use, from what I could see, the estate behind them is. I wonder if this entrance will ever be used again.
The building in the second image is not the same place and is just waiting for someone to take an interest greater than photography.