Man-made loch, of sorts, below the Struie hill. Formed by the construction of the North railway line cutting across a bay/inlet off the Dornoch Firth, many years ago.
A cold spot, that catches little sun over the Winter months. The water was mostly frozen. There were about thirty swans (mostly Whooper Swans) in the few small unfrozen areas, and numerous ducks. All were a bit wary of my presence, even though I was at a good distance.
Plenty (low) sunshine on the far side of the firth. The dark line across the frame, is the bank with the railway on top.
Lovely sunny day. The temperature barely reached zero (Centigrade) in the sun, and stayed firmly below in the shade. Less sun expected, but much the same forecast temperature wise, for the next few days. Possibly a few flurries of snow.