Grey Mare’s Tail

By: roughseasinthemed

Aug 01 2011

Category: Scotland


Lotsa years ago one of the petrol companies (Shell I think) gave away vouchers for discounted weekends in hotels.

We had a flurry of staying in some excellent hotels in southern Scotland.

I can’t even remember if this weekend was part of that deal, but we spent one weekend in and around Moffat.

We had our two black dogs, Ben the lab, and Paddy the cross setter/lab/spaniel/whatever.

We all set off on the walk up the Grey Mare’s Tail, hiked up the hillside, and then to the lake at the top.

Ben and Paddy gamely climbed up the hill with us, they weren’t particularly old at the time.

It was a nice warm day in summer and a beautiful walk.

On the way back down, Paddy decided he was fed up. At every possible opportunity he dived under a shady stone or an overhanging bush and lay down.

The scenery was spectacular, it was a gorgeous day out – but what I really remember was Paddy lying down wherever he could in the shade.

At the top of the climb with Paddy

Accident black spot – I must have had a better head for heights back then

Beautiful pool on the ascent

The long and windy and very uphill path


6 comments on “Grey Mare’s Tail”

  1. Blimey, that looks terrifyingly high!


  2. i agree with the other comment – that looks very high up there!
    and stunningly beautiful.
    i also like duotone’s providion of a green background here. you’ve got a very nice photo non-photo blog happening here 🙂
    anyhow, welcome to duotone. thank you also for your recent visit and generous comments in my corner of cyberspace. much appreciated.


  3. Too busy editing my own posts to interfere with comments 😀

    I love the green duotone effect too – it’s one of the more successful ones, you would think there would be too much green, but it sets off the photos so well.

    And thank you for your comments about the photo and the blog.


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