Tag Archives: seaside

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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Taking a pet for a walk…….

Well, just as I was getting the tea out of the oven, minding my own business there was a tap on the window……….Stephen and his animal!!  He was just taking it out for a walk on the halter and teaching it to stand correctly for the showring.  We just caught this nice photo as they

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Fun in the sea……

When you stay with us at Ross Bay you are never far from the seaside, and lovely beaches.  Ours here is on the muddy side, but safe, and actually quiet……….if you head to the neighbouring sandy beaches of Brighouse Bay, the Dhoon Bay, Carrick, Sandgreen, or Mossyard equally beautiful views and fun can be had……children,

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Wow……..look at that moon!

Look at that moon……it was amazing to watch the moon coming up behind the hill of Miekle Ross and it happened so fast.  Lovely evenings here in the summer, watching the tide ebb and flow with the birds singing, a little piece of paradise (but we may be bias!)

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Making hay while the sun shines!

The old saying is right, “you can only make hay while the sun shines”, so thats what we have been doing here at Ross Farm. We have baled some lovely round bales ready for the winter feed for the calves, sheep and ponies – winter and lambing time preparation – who said farmers weren’t organised!

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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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Keeping things tidy.

David has a new toy, I have to say he is doing a good job of grass cutting and keeping everything tidy down here at Ross Bay Retreat…………Whilst he is keen to use it, let him, thats what I say!

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Through the hedge…….

Peeping through the hedge and the little boat goes bye……………rest, relax, and watch.

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Skim a stone or two…………

A stay at Ross Bay Retreat can be all you make it………as quiet as you like, a little walk here, an amble there, mud skiing here, some stone skimming there.  Watch the tide come and go, some boats go by, the cattle and sheep wander the fields, the deer pass by the window (and eat

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Grey Days.

We all have those grey days don’t we, where the weather is miserable, however here at Ross Bay there is always something to look at, good weather or bad.  It may be the boats bobbing about in the bay, the direction of the rain, the colour of the sea, or the waves crashing against the

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