Sunday, 26 February 2012

26 Feb Preston Mill and no photos

This week had a minor cause for celebration as the Coolag insulation and second felt was applied on the roof.  Friday night and I was finally sleeping in a bed after nearly 8 weeks.

I was up early on Sunday. Got Fly out for a walk and play with her ball then a pedal and coffee for me. The bike computer burst into life. Maybe it hadn't been working in the cold weather over the last couple of weeks? But the camera battery chose to fail so no pics which was a real pisser as it was a good morning.

Here's a couple of pics from last summer on the same route.

It wasn't quite so warm or tranquil with a cold westerly starting to blow in today.
Followed the John Muir Way to Knowes ford. The peace as I sat beside the river for the obligatory coffee will keep me going this week.  At Preston Mill I turned up toward Phantassie and back towards Dunbar.

A mile short of Dunbar I stopped in at JMCP where I met Andrew with his very smart Salsa Mukluk. Bruce also appeared with his Surly Moonlander.  My Kona looked anorexic by comparison. After last weeks musing on the advantages of a fatbike I was jealous as they headed off across the salt marsh to the miles of empty beach. There will no doubt be some great pics of the two bikes and Andrew's wife's horse Orion.

Don't want a horse, do want a Pug.

I'll try to get a pic of Preston Mill during this week. Wildlife this week was skeins of geese heading north, loads of Chaffinches, Yellow Hammers and a noisy flock of Goldfinches. All beginning to assert their territory and look toward nesting. At the Biel Burn there were Wigeon, Eider and a couple of Shelduck.

14 miles (8 off road) F2 gusting F3 W. 9 degrees max Cloudy.

1 comment:

  1. Nice to see you Ped, it was a lovely ride around the bay -:)