Tuesday, 20 September 2016
There we found a lane....with seats...
We passed an old gentleman making his way with two walking sticks , in Boy Scout shorts and socks..and slippers...
On past Lag Tower and Glenmidge Burn (wonder how that got its name ?!!) to Glenhead where we discovered that the gentleman was 93 and just on his way for a walk to see his neighbours!
Then we climbed up another hill and then back down into the Nith Valley
Then another three miles back through Penpont, across the Nith to Thornhill.
Saturday, 17 September 2016
Luckily we don't have street lights directly in front or behind the house, but the glow permeates everything but the thickest of curtains, making sleep uneasy.
Sunset was at 7.13pm and Moonrise at 7.14 pm. I happened to wake at about 4 am, and she was still traveling through a clear sky.
The Summer Solstice seems only a short while since, yet we fast approach the Equinox.
Sunday, 11 September 2016
We've had a weekend of helping other people..on Saturday I exchanged racing licenses for numbers...and back again...at the Scottish National 25 mile TT championships,while the Pirate stood on a roundabout for three hours warning riders of traffic whilst wearing a hi-viz vest ( and plenty of other clothes as well!) and waving a red flag.
After we arrived home it was too good an afternoon to stay in,so we went on a dawdle round the lanes.
Today we had a lie-in...only up at 6.30 am!!...off to Kilwinning this time,to marshal again. This was for the Scottish Junior Road Race champs..six laps of a gently "sporting" 10+ miles long circuit with one short and nasty hill,and plenty of other smaller ones. The Pirate's brief was just to make sure that they didn't turn off the course. It was a lovely morning and we were parked in a delightful spot just by a hedgeful of ripe blackberries...the lunchbox came in very handy!
After the presentation and a rest we returned and rode the course ourselves...at half their speed!! The wind had been rising since the end of the race and we're having gales tonight
...and found a gate...
He is wearing his birthday socks from New Zealand, to get inspired !!
Friday, 9 September 2016
Good to see that the local NFU has the right idea!
Captured by The Pirate whilst awaiting the arrival of the Tour of Britain riders at the finish of the first stage in Castle Douglas.
I was off busy enjoying myself in the sunshine, doing 30 miles a little quicker than usual despite the hills. Thats what proper summer weather does!!
Saturday, 3 September 2016
The bridge over to the cafe was damaged in the December floods...still not mended...