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Fog at Carlingwark Loch

For the past few days it has been cold and foggy, so I went out with the camera to Carlingwark Loch* at the bottom of Castle Douglas to see what I could find.

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*For those who don't know, a loch is the Scottish word for a lake

15 comments

Tara Marie said...

Just beautiful....I love fog and water....and early mornings.

BStrong said...

It looks very peaceful there. A place where I could probably sit for hours and ponder life’s wonders.

Asher Hunter said...

Very nice, still and calm. Beautiful photos!

Andraste said...

Beautiful photos.

Isn't Castle Douglas supposed to be cursed or haunted or something? Read that somewhere...

Gyrobo said...

I long for a day without rain. Curse you, global warming!

Kim Ayres said...

Tara Marie - thank you. It was in fact mid to late afternoon, but there was no way of telling by the light, other than about an hour later it started getting dark.

Bstrong - you wouldn't have been able to sit for long without freezing your butt off. Part of the loch round the corner was still covered in ice from all the frosty mornings and freezing fog we've had. It had only risen to one or two degrees above freezing.

Asher - thank you.

Andraste - there's nothing round here haunted that I'm aware of. Castle Douglas is a small town, rather than an actual Castle. The local castle is Threave Castle which is a ruin and has been for a few hundred years, but there are no local legends of it being haunted as far as I know. I'm sure the local tourist board would be the first to play it up if there was!

Gyrobo - getting a lot where you are then?

Stella said...

Kim, it looks beautiful. Any monsters in the loch?

Kim Ayres said...

Thank you Stella. No monsters that I'm aware of - sorry to disappoint.

Andraste said...

Tch...silly me, I was thinking of Argylle. Maybe I just watch too much TV.

Kim Ayres said...

Well if you get to know Scotland via the TV and movies you'll be convinced that everyone walks around in kilts, drinks whisky and has porridge for breakfast, and that every loch has a monster and every castle has a ghost.

Unfortunately, I think an awful lot of tourists to Scotland feel a twang of disappointment to find that apart from some stunning scenery and a lot of rain, Scotland's much like anywhere else.

Though I'm sure Dr Maroon would have a lot to say on the subject ;)

dianne from oz said...

What beautiful shots...
On another note, I hope you don't mind but I have added your (and bstrongs) blog to a discussion board as a recommended blog. I just love em both!

dianne from oz said...

woops and this is the board link to the comments http://www.nads.org/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=3;t=007129

Kim Ayres said...

Dianne - welcome to my ramblings and thank you for your comments. I'm more than happy for you to recommend my site to anyone and will allow myself a brief *smug* moment :)

Anonymous said...

Yeah Carlingwark is haunted. Legend has it an entire town lies at its depths and the church bells have been heard ringing on particularily windy nights.

Kim Ayres said...

According to Sitemeter, anonymous, you're from BC, Canada. Are you originally from round here then?

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