St Mary’s loch in the scottish borders on a windless day. Wonder if you can guess the mystery object a tthe end of the jetty …………. something beginning with…………. w……..
OK you can stop squinting now – its a wheelbarrow of all things! The distant movement is the rescue boat coming back from relaying a racing mark…and the concrete block and the enormous length of rope/chain attached was pretty heavy!
The loch is three miles long by half a mile wide, set in spectacular surroundings in the middle of the Southern Uplands about 50 miles south of Edinburgh. To preserve the peace and tranquility, only sailing boats use it, apart from the a few small fishing craft and the club rescue boats.
It is much bigger and deeper than the nearby loch of the lowes and the bottom drops away suddenly to great depths within yards of the shore.
and under the wire taken on the same day from another angle – what a difference!