Banks of the Dee
Saturday was cold and bright, and in the afternoon I took Toby for a walk along the banks of the River Dee. Like all dogs he was more interested in the smells than the view. With the sun just 10 degrees off the horizon the light was perfect and the view across the calm, flat, water was just spectacular.The river here curves to the left and then swings round to the right to pass under Telford’s Tongland Bridge before heading into the narrow valley up to the dam. Barely visible in the distance is Cumstoun Hall and behind the trees at centre is the point where the River Tarff joins the Dee. Here there are reed beds and a haven for wildlife. The footpath runs all the way from Kirkcudbright behind us, right up to Tongland Bridge and on a day like this……what more could you want……except perhaps for Toby to come when you call him……those smells must be good.