Monday, 24 November 2014

November Clear Blue Big Sky Day! - a perfect day for a cycle through local history...

Pic by Sanny

More DIY in the house on Saturday helping the plumber finish off more of the new Stove fitting-waiting on the right water tank coming tomorrow, so free to cycle today!, Sanny phoned wanting a day with a bit of Urbex (Urban Exploration) thrown in so we headed out on a loop early and took in  East Fortune Hospital, the former RAF Drem airfield, Luffness and Gosford estates, WW2 `Coastal crust` Anti landing defences at Gosford Bay and road the John Muir Way to Gullane and Salcoats Castle, before returning back to coastkid HQ for coffee via the Vulcan Bomber at East Fortune.
The sky was clear by 10am and it was a big blue sky across the county all day-amazing autumn light and colours, and a sunset too!, a perfect days cycling...

Sanny`s new bike!







New bike exploring old Urban places today...

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50 years ago;




Big Sky Day!...



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Through the former RAF Drem...









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Around the old airfield Peri track and onto Luffness...

70 years ago...









Geese, Radio control aircraft, and Microlights fly overhead these days...

70 years ago the skies here echoed to the sound of Merlin's...


 Luffness...



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Onto Aberlady...







And into Gosford...









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Past the WW2 POW camp...


Home to 4000 Germans in 1945,  Google Earth overlap app from 1945...


Down to Gosford Bay...

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Then back to Gullane along the John Muir Way...








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Across to Gullane...










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Heading for home via East Fortune Museum of Flight...





And the mighty AVRO Vulcan Bomber at Sunset...






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And heading for home...



A great ride today in amazing Autumn sun through some local history, loads to see and more stuff to show Sanny once home...




Loads of history around our county :)


More soon...