Returned from a lovely visit to Gatehouse – the sun has been shining and I’ve been swimming in the sea for the first time this year.

Rhinns lighthouse

Lighthouse, Mull of Galloway

Killantringan

Killantringan Bay, Rhinns of Galloway

swimmer

On the beach at Killantringan Bay – after a bracing swim! Specially posed for Jennifer Anne Laws πŸ™‚

Gatehouse

Gatehouse of Fleet from Trusty’s Hill

stone

Iron cage protecting Pictish carvings

see: http://www.guard-archaeology.co.uk/news17/TrustysHillNews.html

carvings

The right hand side of the stone – apparently a dagger and a fish / sea monster.

carvings

Left hand side of the stone – Z-rod (decorated) with double circle across the middle.

view

The view from Trusty’s Hill towards the sea. Too hazy to see the Isle of Man.

deer

Hadn’t got the telephoto lens so this is a cropped photo of one of two deer we saw from the summit of Trusty’s Hill.