|Galloway Louche Cake|
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|Galloway Louche Cake|
|The cakes, scones, cup cakes, tray bakes and cookies all laid out... where do I start?|
|My favourite was the chocolate Louche (forground) |
but I managed a slice the carrot cake on the stand too. Top marks!
|Locally made and produced items for the Raffle were donated by friends and family.|
Philippa Sinclair's work displayed at Colvend Village Hall
|Phil Mcmenemy teamed up with local songwriter and musician Zoe Bestel for Spring Fling on Friday afternoon|
|John Threlfall at work at the Rockcliffe Gallery on Sunday morning|
|Pier at Rockcliffe overlooked by the Mote of Mark|
|The path follows the shoreline at this point and passes two lovely, typically local granite Victorian cottages|
Boulder Signpost for Kippford as modelled by Murphy
|The path winds through National Trust for Scotland woodland|
|Shell Beach Kippford looking South towards Hestan Island|
View looking up the Estuary from Rough Firth, North towards Palnackie
|Funny Faces along the side of the road at Rough Firth|
|The yacht club pontoon and moorings, Kippford - Urr Estuary|
|Pep talk by Ailsa Black|
|Hoppity poppity by Ailsa Black|
|Salty seadog by Ailsa Black|
|Moonlit escapade by Ailsa Black|
|Image courtesy of: http://www.shambelliewalledgarden.co.uk/|
|Looking towards Rough Island and Castle Point from Kippford|
|Shell Beach at Kippford|
|Causeway to Rough Island|
|Looking from Rough Island towards Rockcliffe|
|From the cairn, Rough Island: the Urr Estuary towards Kippford with the Muckle to the Right|
|From the cairn, Rough Island; looking North West|
|From the cairn, Rough Island; Hestan Island|
|Sign Post to Castle Point in Rockcliffe village|
Park at Rockcliffe car park (free parking GR852535) and turn left down the road past the take away tea shop/ antiques. Just before the bay opens out in front of you turn left down the Merse - private road pedestrians only. You will see a sign post for Castle Hill 1 mile.
|Scottish National Trust Trail to Castle Point|
|Castle Hill Point|
Where the path joins the meadow you can see Castle Point to your right. Head right towards it keeping to the edge of meadow to avoid damage to the grass or frightening any livestock that may be grazing. If there is livestock please keep any dogs under close control.
|View South Eastward to Hestan Island|
|View from Castlehill Point|
|Around the meadow Rockcliffe in the distance|