The Lake is a tidal part of Kirkcudbright Bay (that’s pronounced Ker- coo- bree) and its full name is Manxman’s Lake.
It gets its name from the time when the Manxmen…..inhabitants of the Isle of Man, which lies in the middle of the Irish sea between the UK and Ireland…….were somewhat piratical and frequently attacked coastal towns. Legend has it that a raiding party landed in Manxman’s Lake and attacked the town of Kirkcudbright, leaving much of it in flames. I believe the inhabitants of the Isle of Man have settled down to farming and tourism more recently.
This photo was taken just the other day when the spring high tide was accompanied by a bit of a storm The coast road on the east side of The Lake was receiving a quite a pounding. As you can see, I risked life and limb to bring you this image……