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Don’t Fence Me In

06 May

Don’t fence me in – a forlorn cry from the ranchers in the early American mid-west as the late arriving sodbusters challenged their hold on the never-ending prairies.

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I sing the same song most days when I’m out on the Tenere —

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This time it’s my home turf in south-west Scotland that answers my plea —

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We must have the highest mileage of unfenced roads of any county in the UK —

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OK – there’s an occasional wall but I had to get a shot of the bluebells in this next one —

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and the castle just a few yards down the road —

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with a view across the loch —

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But I prefer to pick my own ever-changing view —

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Back in the wild west the ‘baddie’ always wore a black hat —

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Down the road a bit further – under the canopy of a Scots Pine and another loch —

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It’s not all sweetness and light – this poor cow with the swollen udder is heading to be milked to ease her pain and her dead calf is in the box behind the tractor at the back. Her upset mate jumped the wall right in front of me to keep her company on the way to the steading —

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I was happy to leave that sad scenario behind and head on down to the coast for the refreshing sight of waves breaking on the shore round the bay —

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Nice one —

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I left the Ten to chat to a well used TDM parked by the cross in Wigtown and went off to enjoy a leisurely latte-to-go in the picturesque town centre park on my return leg —

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When I eventually reached home I was just in time to catch the Viking longboat escaping through the wall of the Stewartry Museum next door —

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No worries – I had a pain free afternoon in the saddle – maybe the many stops for photos helped. Whatever – I hope it’s the first of many 🙂

Don’t Fence Me In

 
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