Towards Torrs

This view from Meikle Ross, looking east across the mouth of Kirkcudbright Bay with the small Ross Bay in the foreground, shows Torrs Point in the distance, and is typical of the mellow landscape and coast of Dumfries and Galloway in the south of Scotland.

Towards Torrs

Threave Castle from Balmaghie

The square monolith of Threave Castle stands off in the distance on its small island in the middle of the river Dee, so quite what the round tower structure in the foreground is I’m unsure. Perhaps it’s a disguised water tank, or maybe it really is an ancient relic.

I was driving through this part of The Stewartry when I spotted the nearer tower. Without thinking I leaped from the car, climbed over a gate, and ran across the field to frame my shot. When I returned to the car a woman stepped out of her cottage door and asked what I was doing. When I apologised to her she said that I was lucky that the bull wasn’t in the field that day.

Threave Castle from Balmaghie

The Castle on the Dee

The Castle on the Dee

The remains of Threave Castle in The Stewartry of Dumfries & Galloway stands on an island in the river Dee. There’s a ferry which you can summon with a bell and which takes you across the water. Perhaps, one day I might actually ring that bell with intent. Until then it will have to be seen from afar.