Kirkcudbright Harbour


  1. a reddish- or yellowish-brown flaking coating of iron oxide that is formed on iron or steel by oxidation, especially in the presence of moisture.

    The fishing fleet in Kirkcudbright provided me with plenty of photos for this week’s word challenge, those ‘torture instruments’ are used for dredging scallops – I think!


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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

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  1. Amazing rusty gallery, Jude. Love those chains. Whenever I see the word rust, I think of my old bicycle wheel spokes, and being made to spend precious time as a teenager, cleaning them with Duraglit. My dad was an avid inspector of bicycle spokes. 😦

    1. Oh, yes! Cleaning bicycle spokes! Not my idea of fun. I did like cleaning the chrome bumpers on my dad’s Ford Prefect car though – when bumpers were designed for bumping!

    1. Odd isn’t it? The texture helps I suppose, plus the way rust stains everything around it, and rusty cars and trucks look so ‘interesting’. Not so great when it is on your own wrought-iron railings though 😦

  2. Oh I do enjoy your sea-going photos Jude. Perfect pics for the rust challenge, love them. I can almost smell the salt on the sea air. I love the oldness of it all.
    I hope you have a good weekend – we’re off to somewhere in Devon for the day, not sure where yet but I’ll let you know. Got to get out, I’m going stir crazy 😉 xx

    1. Know what you mean! Hope you have a great day out, I look forward to hearing where you get to. Another grey dull day here in the Shires. August has been a dismal month this year.

      1. We went to a delightful little seaside place called Budleigh Salterton, photos to follow 🙂 Not too bad weather wise, overcast mostly, a few breakthroughs but at least not cold. July was so steaming but August has been a disappointment that’s for sure.

        1. I have heard or read that BS is a very pretty place, but expensive for housing I think – I have considered that east Devon region too. Maybe your post about the day out will encourage me to pay a visit 🙂

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