Out here on the Atlantic it's a touch blowy and the old girl is rolling about a bit. Seems a good time to look back on a small walk I took round Carlingwark Loch a couple of weeks ago. The loch is on the outskirts of Castle Douglas about 9 miles from Kirkcudbright. In fact the earliest residents of Castle Douglas lived on the loch in prehistoric times in a crannog. It had certainly been cold but I hadn't expected the Loch to be frozen so early in the winter.
This moorhen reminded me of a famous Scottish painting.