One Day One World Project: 21:00 – 22:00

The Kirkyard in Kirkcudbright

The site of St Cuthbert’s Kirk lies in the older part of the kirkyard in Kirkcudbright. The ancient church was dedicated to Saint Cuthbert, the patron saint of Anglian kingdom of Northumbria. The town is named after it.

Rising above the town, the kirkyard can be viewed from across the River Dee and is a perfect spot to watch the sun set.

Lisa of the blog NorthWest Frame of Mind has decided to run a different project over the next 24 weeks. To try to show what is happening in different parts of the world (if you all join in) at a particular time of day. If you would like to participate you have until next Saturday midnight to post a photo or write about what is happening in your part of the world.   This week is between 21:00 – 22:00.  I hope you’ll join in! See links for more details.

Just back From… Kirkcudbright

I have visited Scotland a few times, but never Dumfries and Galloway. I’d heard good things about the region, not least that they have some good gardens on account of it being near the Gulf Stream so the climate is warm, wet and mild – i.e. no frost.

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Having booked a week in Keswick for the OH’s 65th birthday, I realised how close to D&G we were going to be, so on a whim, booked a week in Kirkcudbright known as “The Artists’ Town” because of the generations of creative artists who made this their home. It is also a fishing town, though most of the catches, mainly scallops, are apparently sent to France. With its wide streets, prettily coloured houses, free parking and independent shops and many activities in the town and the area it looked like a nice place to relax.

We stayed in the High Street, in the heart of the town behind the castle and close to several art studios, art centres and art galleries.

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MacLellan’s Castle

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Lots of lovely flower displays to be found down a wynd (alley or narrow lane) or pend (architectural term referring to a passageway that passes through a building, often from a street through to a courtyard)

Malaya Garnet Clematis
Malaya Garnet Clematis

Some very interesting houses and shops:

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Very interesting dormer windows
Very interesting dormer windows

Spectacular river views along the Dee:

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Art and Creativity

Harbour Gallery

Churches and Public Buildings, often in distinctive red sandstone

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The Town Hall

And what a delightful week we had, culminating in a little jazz  🙂

One Day One World Project: 19:00 – 20:00

Another image from our Scottish holiday.  When we spent many an evening exploring the area. This photo is from Auchencairn. Watching the tide come in.

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Lisa of the blog NorthWest Frame of Mind has decided to run a different project over the next 24 weeks. To try to show what is happening in different parts of the world (if you all join in) at a particular time of day. If you would like to participate you have until next Saturday midnight to post a photo or write about what is happening in your part of the world between 19:00 – 20:00 this week.  I hope you’ll join in! See links for more details.

One Day One World Project: 18:00 – 19:00

Evenings in Kirkcudbright tended to be the best time of the day. Even on cloudy or drizzly days the sun broke out by mid-afternoon and because the sun didn’t set until late (after 10 pm) we had the most lovely evenings. Decided to return to the cottage via Carrick Bay after a visit to The Gatehouse of Fleet and got there just before 7 pm to see a lone windsurfer out on the bay. DSCF8722Lisa of the blog NorthWest Frame of Mind has decided to run a different project over the next 24 weeks. To try to show what is happening in different parts of the world (if you all join in) at a particular time of day. If you would like to participate you have until next Saturday midnight to post a photo or write about what is happening in your part of the world between 18:00 – 19:00 this week.  I hope you’ll join in! See links for more details.