Tag Archives: Ross Bay Retreat

Wild flowers……..just heading to Autumn now.

Well, our mini wild flower area around the bay has done really well this first year attracting lots of bees, butterflies and the like.  So many lovely colours swaying in the coastal breeze, waving their heads around.  Our talented guest Andrew Finnegan must be thanked for this great photograph, which he has kindly let me

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Kirkcudbright Festival of Light………..au naturale!

Well, Kirkcudbright is celebrating with the festival of light, the town looks amazing with all the displays, light projections, trees in the Soaperie gardens lit up along with the shops and house windows lit up in a display of glory. Here down at Ross Bay we are more familiar with the real dark skies, no

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Sailing fun……out on the water……

Well……we had some fun out sailing in the bay on our Seastrike.  Calm tides, gentle waves – just how we like it. Lots to see with a different view from out on the water, cattle, sheep, coastline and grassland. Lovely picnic afterwards – just what was needed for a lovely excursion!

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Red sky at night…….

……..shepherds delight as they say, well we are certainly due some nice weather, and nice it has been so far in May. Long may it continue. Beautiful sunny days and gentle tides, all gives a relaxing feeling of summer!!

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Hereford heifer for the future.

This little cutie is a hereford cross heifer which we intend to keep as a replacment cow in the future. Her dad is the handsome red chappie with a white face who is huge but as quiet as a mouse as he patrols the fields looking after his girls. Hope you enjoy seeing him on

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Sitting pretty.

Remember a stay here and sitting on the bench, looking out over Ross Bay to the beautiful Lake District. Listening to the tide ebb and flow, listening to the birds sing, watching for the deer passing by, waiting for the basking seals on the rocks, hearing the engine of the fishing boats echo before they

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What’s happening locally……we have been too busy to know!

That’s a terrible thing to say but…….oh my goodness we have been busy. The sheep have been lambing, cows calving, my mum has broken her hip and is staying with us to get mended, we have missed our upholstery classes for a couple of weeks, but now………the weather has settled, lambing nearly finished, and we

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Snowdrops are coming………

Our January has been cold but we have missed the snow so, no snow days or sledging for us! The snowdrops are just coming out and making us believe Spring is nearly here at Ross Bay. We will be starting lambing mid February so lets hope for a dry time so the lambs get a

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Frosty December.

We are having some lovely frosty weather down here at Ross Bay. Minus 3 being the lowest temperature which is usually a couple of degrees warmer than in the town.  Cold air and lovely walks are in abundance so lets enjoy it.

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The Golden Girls on vacation!

Just love this photograph of the three gorgeous golden girls on the balcony of The Old Cheeseloft, enjoying the start of their stay with us.

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