Thursday, 3 April 2008

Bishops Hill & Loch Leven

It was a lovely day yesterday and my OH had to go to his Grandparents house to finish a job. I get on well with them but as it was such a lovely day Me and DD#3 went for a drive to the farm shop at Loch Leven.
The shop was full of lovely gifts as well as food items, although a bit pricey. DD is now booked on a beading workshop there next week where she will get to make a trinket box.
We were not far from the Loch, which is steeped in history so I drove to Burleigh Sands and we went for a walk. I was lucky enough to have my camera with me and thought it would be nice to post some pictures of where I live and the things I love there. This is a picture of Bishop Hill, in the summer you always see lots of hang gliders dotting the sky so gracefully around the hill.
Next week if the weather permits we are going to go to the castle on the island in the Loch where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned.
As we walked along we met a couple who said there was a black swan in the field so off we went to have a closer look, we were glad we did, it was beautiful.
We met a lovely lady when we were sitting watching the swans, she told us a bit about it and how it had made all the local papers. There must have been 50 white swans in the field munching on the tops of the turnips that are planted for winter.
The lady said it was the first time they had had a black swan at the nature reserve, and they had no idea where it had come from, but some people think it has escaped from a nature reserve further inland.
My batteries died on the camera but at least I got 1 picture of the visitor to the Loch.
This year I plan on visiting as many local places of interest as I can, I am also a member of the National Trust and Historic Scotland so we will get in all their properties free, I just need to remember extra batteries and a bigger memory card so I can record our adventures.


Sylvie said...

Lovely pictures Angela. I've been at Loch Leven and took the little boat trip to the island, a lovely place for a wander and a picnic.

Marie said...

I have never seen a black swan before! What a curiosity! I bet that castle will be dead interesting. That's what I love about the UK. There is so much history here to explore! I love it!