Found this cracker of a mural when I was out at lunchtime today.
Monthly Archives: October 2015
Tonight was the last night of the basic photography course I’ve been on, and it was time to have a laugh with photoshop.
Yesterday, we took the bikes up to Callander (a very nice little town that I can recommend visiting), and cycled along the side of Loch Venachar.
I knew that you could circumnavigate the entire loch, but we weren’t interested in cycling on roads yesterday, and stuck to the cycle route on a very quiet, almost car free road which followed the side of the loch. We turned back when the path dropped onto forestry tracks, but more because it was raining, and we were getting a bit wet, than any other reason.
Looking at a map, we were well past the halfway point, and it would have probably only taken another half hour to get to Brig O’ Turk and the tearoom there. Maybe next time.
We finally got bike racks for the roof of the car. OK, we actually got a new car that has roof racks, but either way, we can now get the bikes to far flung locations and go for a ride.
At the weekend we took the bikes down to Troon, and cycled along NCR7 to Prestwick, and then on to Ayr, where we parked up, had a bite to eat, and then headed back to Troon and the car.
Round trip of about 18 or so miles (that’s an average between the road sign millage, and the distance Map My Ride told us it was (20 and 16 respectively. Personally I’d take the road signage as the more accurate, but until I get a Garmin or something, it’s as close as I’ll get).
Anyway, the pic below was taken at Prestwick beach, which is about halfway between Troon and Ayr. Think since Karen is using a “sit-up and beg” type bike, due to backache on her mtb, then, this is a pretty decent distance. Next stop Largs and the ferry to Cumbrae.