Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Midweek cycle; Sunset cycle at Yellowcraig



Another summer evening out cycling.
Although 7pm it was still warm as i rode down to Yellowcraig from Dirleton Village...


I had an hours play around the links of Yellowcraig and the woods, then met Francis and Fiona on horses along with Mowgli, and another Springer Spaniel- Lilly, who was staying for a week with Francis from the Springer Spaniel Rescue. Down onto the beach and it was near deserted despite it being an amazing evening!...






Deserted beach to our west... :)

Just one lady out dog walking on Broadsands ...

While folk were sitting at home doing whatever on a Monday evening i was happy to be down here on a deserted beach soaking up the coast and it`s views...

Amazing light on the water with the sky reflected on the calm water...

First time Fiona had ridden Jess on the beach and the pair were straight ino the sea!...



Look at that amazing sky!...


Another of Francis`s horses, this is Harri, blind in her right eye, so best keep to here left side :)




Bike washed at the surf shower and i heaed up the road via the John Muir Way... what a lovely Monday evening...

Here is some film i shot on the Go Pro uploaded on Vimeo, using Vimeo Pro all the time now..
Song is `Love On A real train 2008`  by Tangerine Dream

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Sunday Big Sky Day



Sunday seen harvest stuff cancelled after the thunderstorm on Saturday evening,,,

I enjoyed a nice 20 mile loop on the road and a few trail on the Genesis Cdf...


Big clouds towered high-A big sky day!...










lol


The Genesis Cdf is proving to be a nice bike, ideal a a Sunday bikein my collection of drop bar bikes. More on all of them them soon...


Stick the panniers on the bike and it copes fine with a load of shopping. Down to North Berwick later in the day, it was even hotter!...













More soon...












Sunday, 27 July 2014

East Fortune Airshow 2014; Planes, bikes, a few ciders...

A great weekend, Big skies overhead of storm clouds that seen some heavy showers.
Saturday was Airshow day here at East Fortune
A few pics from a ridge at Markle looking over the airshow...

The Red Arrows display lasted over 15 minutes, my pics are a bit crap and everything looks a bit small , however the planes were often only 2 or 300 feet over our heads, as always an amazing display...








A minute of film..




Hawker Sea Fury;
Tiny to see on the film to watch but the sky thundered to the Sea Fury as it roared around, awesome plane...




Battle of Britain Memorial Flight;
Once again the skies of East Lothian rumbled to the sound of 6 Rolls-Royce Merlin V12 engines...
The Avro Lancaster escorted by a Supermarine Spitfire and Hawker Hurricane... sweet sweet Merlin music from these iconic aircraft which won the Battle of Britain in the summer of 1940. And took the fight to the Axis forces.
These aircraft still flying are of course a tribute to the young men who served in them, and to the many who never returned home, 544 RAF pilots were killed in the Batlle of Britain, and many more were horrifically burned and maimed...
1333 British civilians were killed by August 1940 by bombing raids over the UK.

The Avro Lancaster was the biggest of RAF Bomber Command. It took the fight all the way deep inside Nazi Germany. The average age of a crewman was just 22.  55,000 men were killed on Bombing Missions. We owe a lot to those young men who flew these aircraft...
Massive respect






The Sound of Victory...



I headed down and back towards home as a big black cloud headed our way. cut through the race circuit as the display continued...



The noise was unreal as the Typhoon displayed, it was right overhead where i was standing!...

Amazing aircraft!



Time to head home and have a few ciders with the neighbours...