On Sunday morning the view over the hills showed snow and thick cloud. Down by the coast was a little clearer and I thought I would be able to get a decent ride in between the showers. It didn't really work out that way.
I couldn't think of anywhere in particular to go so I just headed in the general direction of North Berwick. I stopped to shelter at some woods near Halfland as the hail and freezing rain was beginning to get the better of me. Being cold, I can manage, but getting cold and wet is not a good idea
At North Berwick I did a couple of laps round the town but there wasn't much going on. As usual I ended up down by the harbour watching the boats. It's good to see boats in the water during the winter. In Dunbar they are all out on the hard-standing until April.
A flask of coffee and a bit of quiet reflection. Unfortunately the peace was broken by the chattering of my teeth. Jings I was cold!
In the summer this beach is packed with families enjoying their ice cream and having a good old fashioned holiday. I didn't stay for long today and soon started home. Pedaling the Long Haul Trucker back up the hill out of North Berwick warmed me up but by Tyninghame the hail had got to ridiculous proportions and I stopped to shelter. I was soon frozen again.
I managed thirty miles altogether but it was not the most enjoyable ride. My feet took some thawing out.
On a separate matter, the orchid I have been growing has finally bloomed! Three years of tending and feeding, all for this moment.