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Spring Fling

The Spring Fling arts and crafts festival took place as usual on the late May bank holiday weekend. This year we had one of the exhibits just along the coast at Carrick. It was called “The Edge” and consisted of more »

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Ravens at Corseyard

The ravens nested successfully in the tower at the Coo Palace again this year. These are the two chicks almost ready to make their first journey away from the nest.

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Swimming Fox

We were kayaking round the back of Barlocco Island when Gabrielle saw a fox. It ran off across the island and we continued to paddle across towards the mainland and the beach hut. As we got closer to the beach more »

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Talnotry

A misty walk from the Queen’s Road up to Black Loch. A steep trail leads up from the Queen’s Road, past Murray’s Monument to reach a forest track that follows the line of the Old Edinburgh Road. Just off the more »

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Anniversary!

It was our 40th wedding anniversary on 3rd January. We spent a couple of days up in Ayr with relatives and friends and attended the Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s New Year concert. The picture is from a walk at Culzean Castle more »

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Kirkandrews Kirk Carol Service

The Kirkandrews Kirk candlelit carol service takes place on the last Sunday before Christmas. This year’s service was very well attended with over 50 people packed into the wee kirk. Here’s Rev. Val Ott leading the service and the singing.

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Trimming the raspberries

The raspberries grew fairly well in 2016. Here are the new stems tied up to protect them from thrashing around in the winter winds. The pile in front is this year’s fruiting stems that have been cut out. At the more »

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Frosty

We had a few frosty days in late November. Not enough to do any serious damage to the garden plants but hopefully enough to kill off some of the bugs ready for next year. We used this picture of a more »

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Super Moon

We were lucky to have some clear weather for the “super-moon” in mid November. It was cloudy in the evening but cleared overnight and we saw the moon in the morning just before the sun came up. Here’s the moon more »

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Calm November

November has been remarkably calm this year. We awoke on Sunday morning to find the sea flat calm and we could see a fairly large object floating off the end of Kirkandrews Bay. The tide was high so we got more »

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