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St Ninian's Cave
Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
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In the summer of 2008 my family stayed for a week at a cottage near Whithorn, in Dumfries and Galloway. About a mile away from the cottage is a site known as St Ninian's Cave, said to be where ... well ... St Ninian dwelt for a time. To reach the cave you have to park at the end of the road at Kidsdale, and take the footpath to the beach, a distance of about a mile. The cave is small, and many people have left little offerings at the entrance. I saw this lovely cairn a hundred feet or so from the cave entrance and was attracted by the smooth, round shapes of the stones set against the dark clouds beyond. Though I shot it in colour, I think it works better in black and white, which emphasizes the texture of the stones.

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