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.