Saturday, 13 February 2016

Saturday Cycle around Gullane Point with friends...


Was great to see Gavin again out for a beach ride on his Salsa Mukluk who along with Craig i met at Gullane for a wee loop around Aberlady Reserve and Gullane Point...
I was baltic cold today!. an East wind that cut you to the bone, esp when the cold rain and sleet showers blasted through!,  my feet got cold despite thin wool socks and Showerspass waterproof socks due to my summer boots being wet from yesterdays ride. soon hands got cold as gloves slowly got wet with the weather and condensation. Apart from this it was a great ride with the a visit to the sub wrecks, and the usual odd and worthless but humoured beach combing findings around the high tide line...



Been some rain, those sheep must have webbed feet!...


Usual tennis ball heaven at the sand spit high tide line...



4 pics by Craig;






As we stood goofing around at the Tern nesting area a lone fatbike rode out to the subs , stopped to i think take a pic then rode on towards the Peffer Estuary, disappearing he must have forded the water and rode on into Gosford Bay, who was the mystery rider we got no wave from?...




3 pics by Craig...





From the subs we rode into the baltic wind and got some shelter along the high tide line below the dunes
where the increase this winter in blown sand and size has been unreal...







Down Gullane sands and after the black rocks a wee stop at `Jamies Neuk` ruin...

Sleet!..




3 pics by Craig...





We headed through the pine woods to the Bake Bean trail where out that cold wind we soon warmed up-even my frozen feet felt better by the time we returned to Gullane village!..

pic by Craig..





Craig summed up the days ride simply;  Brass Monkeys  :)
A fun but cold day and glad to get home and a warm bath and stove lit to thaw out and stay warm...

More soon...

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