Sunday, 20 September 2020

Beachcombing cycle at JMP...

 


Back to JMP to collect the trinkets I have been collecting...


Over 20 tail fins from WW2 Mortars  - the safe end!

Home guard and regular army would have fired these at targets on the coastal range here, most are in the same area, probably a target on the beach, possibly fired at from across at Tyninghame...

Mortar practice...


And nearby an area of sand moved with a recent swell exposed these .303 shell casings and bullets...


With my booty bagged it was back home...



Will see how these clean up using Electrolysis, once I find my battery charger in film below is some pics of friend Phil`s trying that method out on a tail fin from here...


Wee film, Song is `Montana` by Tycho...


More soon...

Low tide cycle out in JMP...


Another local doorstep cycle, And good to get out when the weather is good...
We cycled out across Hedderwick Sands at John Muir Park...





Keep your eyes peeled under your wheels out here and you may find something from WW2 in the moving sands...

 


WW2 Hispano spent Cartridge shells from 1942...


Nice souvenirs  from a fun wee cycle...

Wee film, Song is `Apogee` by Tycho,



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Thursday, 17 September 2020

A Saturday Cycle With Friends Pt 6 of 6

 












Wee film, Song is `Daydream` by Tycho


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Wednesday, 16 September 2020

A Saturday Cycle With Friends; part 5 of 6


 
The beach at Tyninghame was surprisingly quiet, this is one of the busiest places outside Gullane and North Berwick, we were not complaining as great to get quiet favourite beaches to cycle...







Soon be at Scoughall Farm and head back through Tyninghame Woods...

Wee film here, Song by Tycho


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Tuesday, 15 September 2020

A Saturday Cycle With Friends; Pt 4 of 6

 


Across to Tyninghame from Sandy Hirst Point, good going at low tide cross the mud flats and sand covered with stones and mussel





Wee film, Song is `Coastal Brake` by Tycho


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Monday, 14 September 2020

A Saturday cycle with friends; Pt 3 of 6...

 

We soon cycled around the Salt marsh from Mosshouse point and out around Sandy Hirst Point...


Campers, I have real real mixed feelings about the invasion of folk camping here at Tyninghame this Autumn  as hardly any have provisions for the Toilet - ie a Shovel to bury their deposits and the mess being left in woods is disgusting,

That and their cars left overnight in the car park which states no overnight parking but they know local authorites have no budget to control this happening and those doing this can via their mobile phones go online and have parking payed for there the next day, and so there is nowhere for local annual car park permit holders to park to visit here, this includes myself who just wants to drive down here for an hour cycle and enjoy the coast, it's a farce compared to how the Coastal car parks were managed when I was young...

The Covid Pandemic has made me realise something, it should have brought out the best in people looking after folk and instead it has brought out the selfishness in people, from Supermarket stockpiling of essential food before those still working had the chance to shop, to the total disregard for the Countryside by people who use it with no regard for those around them and what they do and leave behind...

A friend has stopped dog walking here after his dog had rolled in human poo... imagine that! 

Roll on the cold winter days and they will be gone I say...







Wee film riding out around the point, Song is `Awake` by Tycho,



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Sunday, 13 September 2020

Tynemouth rocks at low tide...

 

Indeed it does not!, but time things right and you can access a lot of ground as the low tide ebbs as we did this morning at Tyninghame...





No one has an answer for what these rocks which once stretched in an organised line was for, ma made it once served a purpose for something...





Fun crossing that and time to head on to the next section before the tide returns...


Wee film, Song is ` Alright` by Tycho,

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