Sunday, 18 December 2011

Saturday Beachride...

It was great to get out cycling again with good friend Jason who had been off colour for a while, so a wee ride on the coast to North Berwick was in order. Hard to describe the biting cold wind as it was 2-3 degrees celsius, must have been because there is a lot of moisture that made it so cold, but the clearing sky and winter sun made the light fantastic as we rode with the cold wind on our backs down to the Town From Aberlady Reserve, out onto the coast via a different route from usual using an access road through the Golf Course... He`s back!, on two wheels!...
Sea Buckthorn, AKA The Bake Bean Bush by kids, lots of it here on the Nature Reserve and now mid winter the berries are bright orange, look at its thorns, yet we do not get punctures from it, unlike Hawthorn hedges than line many of our country roads...
Neap tide with half moon, but still loads of exposed sand...
The beach at Gullane Point was near deserted... Pugsleys have left less footprint than walkers -:)...
Happy to be back on his bike riding again...
Cruising...
Big empty beach at Freshwater Haven... Long afternoon shadows...
The low winter sun caught the colours of the containers on this ship leaving the Firth of Forth, wonder if my new bike is on there? -:)..
More shipping, the dark tanker looked quite sinister!...
Bombing down the empty beach at Broadsands and the last few bays into NB...
Unlike the Towns High Street which was busy with xmas shoppers the harbour was near deserted by visitors, only a few others braving the cold sea air...
Fantastic late afternoon light...
Lovely but brrrr...
Seabird Centre...
If your an old school mountainbiker too then you will know why we giggled at the name of this yacht, did Kona make boats?...
In to `Cake Cafe`...
Tuna toasty and Large latte coffee went down a treat... -:)
Sunset at Yellowcraig...
As always in this cold weather the red sky lasted a good half hour...
Stunning, but colder as the temperature dropped below 0C...
Before we ride the woodland sandy trail to Gullane Jason goes for the classic fatbike above head pose... -:) Another Saturday on the beach as normal, but as always a great day...

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