Rain over the Loch

Rain over the Loch


The Loch is Carlingwark Loch on the edge of the small town of Castle Douglas in Dumfries & Galloway, and the weather, with its low cloud and the rain sheeting down is, I must admit, fairly typical for the west coast of Scotland at almost anytime of the year.

Even so, it is beautifully atmospheric.



At Morvi in 1997

At Morvi in 1997


This was my first solo trip to India and I flew into Rajkot in Gujarat, then caught the train from Wankaner Junction to Morvi.

These were the final days of steam on the metre gauge and in this view taken at Movi as I was waiting for the return trip to Wankaner. The station master at Morvi was a major irritation. He may have been correct, but he refused to allow photography here without a pass being issued from Mumbai. Maybe he was just trying it on, but I took my photos anyway! This was in stark contrast to the reception that I received from the rest of the railway staff in Gujarat.

It’s hard to believe that I have been visiting India for over 20 years.



Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond


So, here we go with today’s picture, though, not I’m afraid, taken today…….it hasn’t stopped raining today, and although I took my camera with me, there was a shopping list that had priority……..

Sorry, getting sidetracked……….. this picture was taken at the southern end of Loch Lomond and the paddleboat is the Maid of The Loch, and although it looks like a winter scene it was actually taken in the month of June a couple of years ago…….well it is Scotland…..land of rain and heather!