Thursday, 23 January 2020

Cycle out to Crammond Island...



Crammond Island is one of 43 tidal islands accessable at low tides from mainland Britain, a causeway with a wartime anti boat barrier are quickly crossed if cycling giving plenty time to ecplore the Wartime defences between incoming tides...


WW2 Gun emplacement with searchlight greet youon the southern shoreline...



Dave and i cycled over the islands hill to reach the first of two generator rooms which would have powered the defences built to protect Rosyth Naval Docks from Axis torpeado and U Boat attacks..











Inchmickery Island offshore i would love to visit and explore it`s many Military building



Being midweek we had the place to ourselves, i imagine it`s busy here out here in summer...








A good cycle and explore...
Film of the ride out, Song is `Wizard Motor` by Mogwai


Cycle to Crammond Island Jan 2020 from coastkid71 on Vimeo.

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Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Return to the sub wrecks..



Another dry day and another cycle with friends, Cycling from Dirleton we cycled west through the dunes to Gullane then on out across Aberlady Bay stopping at the remains of the WW2 XT Class submarine wrecks...




Phil brought some Schnapps...



Back along Gullane and the coast back to Yellowcraig to then head back inland to the van,



Wee film, Song is `Holographic Universe` by Thievery Corporation


Cycle to the Sub wrecks, Jan 2020 from coastkid71 on Vimeo.

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Saturday, 18 January 2020

Cycle to Seacliff with friends...



Lovely winter sun on the coast for a cycle to Seacliff with friends,







Onto Tyninghame cafe after...

Wee film, Song is `Stop` by Black Rebal Motorcycle Club


Winter sun cycle at Seacliff, Jan 2020 from coastkid71 on Vimeo.

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Thursday, 9 January 2020

Day out to the coast...



Into January, and short daylight hours slowly starting to draw out, noticeable on clearer days.
Out for a cycle with Chris we spun along to join the John Muir Way and descend down to Balgone Lake...


Wee film, Song is `Tha` by Aphex Twin`...


Fatbike Cycle; Jan 3rd 2020 Pt1 from coastkid71 on Vimeo.


From the lake we cycled through Luchie woods coming across remains of a WW2 building around recently cleared trees and had a rummage around...

Another wee film, Song is `Roygbiv` by Boards of Canada...


Fatbike Cycle; Jan 3rd 2020 Pt2 from coastkid71 on Vimeo.



Wee film, Song is `Roygbiv` by Boards of Canada


Fatbike Cycle; 3rd Jan 2020 Pt3 from coastkid71 on Vimeo.





Down below in a cut of a long gone stream the foot of a midden-that`s a Scottish dump!,


1920`s truck wheel...


And more recent plastic ducks :)


 On towards the coast and a stuck gate and traffic backed up got us an uninterrupted run down to the beach at Seacliff..

And another wee film, song is `West Bound Train` by Quantic...


Fatbike Cycle; Jan 3rd 2020 Pt4 from coastkid71 on Vimeo.








Along the beach...Song is `Record Still Spinning` by Frost


Fatbike cycle; Jan 3rd 2020 Pt5 from coastkid71 on Vimeo.


Leaving the coast again we rode on the Estate concrete road along to Scoughall and onto the sands at Peffersands...



And last film of today from the beach to the cafe, Song is `Post Modern Sleeze` by Sneaker Pimps


Fatbike Cycle; 3rd Jan 2020 Pt6 from coastkid71 on Vimeo.

And that`s a wrap for another day cycling....

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