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A bike ride

May 4, 2011

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On Monday I decided to go for a ride on my bike. (First time in a while) I rode along the side of the Forth and Clyde canal. Communing with nature on my last day off before going into hospital on Thursday. I passed the Falkirk Wheel (which connects the lower Forth and Clyde canal with the higher Union canal). As you can see, the weather was wonderful.

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There was a gentle breeze (as you can see from the surface of the water) which aided me as I rode.

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It had been a week since I had seen the swans and so this was a welcome view. It was not, however, my last sighting of the swans.

On my outward journey, the canal was on my left. This was the view to my right.

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It was one of those days that I just wanted to keep going forwards. Stopping to see some friends on the way.

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And I also saw some cows going for a paddle.

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My turning point…

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I returned home slightly saddle sore but relaxed. Since then, I have purchased a padded seat cover. I look forward to the time when I will be out on my bike once again. It was fun.

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8 comments

  1. You can never go wrong with a padded seat and good friends along your journey. 🙂


  2. What a wonderful bike ride Simon! Love all your beautiful photos. Hope all goes well with your hospital visit. I’ll be thinking of you!


  3. i love your photographs along the canals ~ glad you enjoyed your ride and were able to see the swans. see you back here soon, Simon. *healing hugs*


  4. That looked like a lovely bike ride and such wonderful scenery the photos are so lovely and the swans are so beautiful. I do hope all goes well for you tomorrow x


  5. You take lovely pictures!


    • Thank you ~ so do you, especially of soups and feet 🙂



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