Loch Doon - part 2

 So, we visited Loch Doon.  
It is about an hours drive away from our house.
Once you enter the Galloway Forrest it is mostly single track road, there are plenty of passing places but it is such a bendy and hilly road you don't really see any other traffic until you are head to head and somebody has to reverse to get to a passing place. Definitely have to keep your wits about you and I'm kind of glad Danny was driving :)  
Another benefit to Dan driving was that I could take in all of that beautiful scenery :))

We packed our bikes in the boot of the car with the intention of going for a cycle when we got there.
But when we reached the part we wanted to get to the road was very stony and hilly - so we thought twice about cycling :)  I was kind of worried somebody might fall off and get hurt (and it might have been me!!!).

So we went for a walk instead and we traipsed over marshland,  jumping over meandering streams in the hope we wouldn't land right in the middle of one. That would not have been a good move!!!

It was a gorgeously hot sunny day and we had packed a picnic lunch which we sat and ate enjoying the sunshine. 

Here are a few of the many pictures I took. 
It was so difficult to narrow down how many to put up. 
I hope you like them!!!

Some views over the Loch

This shot was just beyond the castle we visited and the white building you can see in amongst the trees was a lovely tea room.
 We stopped on our way back and had a lovely coffee sitting outside in the countryside enjoying the sounds of the birds flitting about.

This was the view from the seat we had while supping our coffee. Not bad eh!!!

                                 Lots and lots of trees

There was plenty of wild flowers.

It was the most pleasant day I have had for a long time. 


TexWisGirl said…
every one of these photos is gorgeous! glad you didn't cull any of them. the views, wildflowers, waters - just wonderful!
Giga said…
Wcale się nie dziwię, że to był wspaniały dzień dla Ciebie. Miejsce w którym byłaś jest śliczne i zrobiłaś bardzo ładne zdjęcia. Pozdrawiam
I'm not surprised that it was a wonderful day for you. A place where you were beautiful and did a very nice picture. Yours.
Eileen said…
You live in such a beautiful area. Beautiful photos, Ellie.
Rose said…
Oh, wow, I do love these...really, really enjoy seeing your world.
Jill said…
Beautiful shots, Ellie. It sounds like a fantastic day for you. Good!
EG CameraGirl said…
Oh, what a beautiful place to hike!
Buttons said…
It was the most pleasant day you had AND the most pleasant minutes I had all day. Thanks Ellie. It is beautiful. B
This area is so pretty, the photos are wonderful.
a lovely post, gorgeous photo's.
Sandra said…
The first two photos are my favourites, they really capture the atmosphere beautifully!
geetlee said…
Hi Ellie,
The loch looks so beautiful and calm. Isn't it lovely to have warm sunny weather? We're enjoying the same in Vancouver.. it's heaaven :)
ZielonaMila said…
Fantastic photographs, fine views. I am greeting
Anonymous said…
The second part is even more gorgeous than the first, Ellie. I love the wildflowers and babbling brooks you have so graciously shared with us.
Debbie said…
what a pretty place!!

sometimes you do have to say no to a ride on the bike, it's best not to push it!!
Dianna said…
Gorgeous photos, Ellie! Looks like you had a wonderful time.
Lasse said…
Looks like a great place to be in. Wonderful captures !
Lisa said…
What a beautiful place! Your photos are lovely and it sounds like you had a fabulous day!

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