My annual trip to Scotland in February is always one of the main highlights of the year for me. This year I planned something a little different, instead of rushing through the night to arrive at the Cairngorm ski car park for first light I decided to break up the journey half-way. After searching the web I settled on having a couple of days at Caerlaverock, a Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust reserve, on the Scottish side of the Solway. The weather forecasters got it wrong and instead of grey skies we got blue instead. We stayed on site in a wonderful house. After dark, guests can enjoy seeing Badgers and Foxes coming to food put out to attract them. We saw two badgers and possibly two different foxes. During daytime in winter Whooper Swans and massive flocks of Barnacle Geese provide the entertainment.