Estuary and Bridge
Saturday, December 1, and at exactly 15.49 the sun sets behind the old milk plant. Two days later the building was erased from the Kirkcudbright skyline after standing there since 1934.
Yesterday’s post showed a view of the Wellspring which lies a further 100 yards behind us along the banks of the River Dee. This small fishing boat, the Loch Ryan Lady, has been slowly falling apart for a good few years as well, and like the Wellspring is no longer sea worthy.
Beyond the bridge stands the main part of the town. On the left is the outline of McClelland’s Castle and next to it is the tower of the old Tolbooth, formerly the town gaol and now an art gallery. Beneath the bridge we can see the Fredwood II that featured in a photo on the December 7 post.