Hi all 😁 Feel free to join in this weekly challenge whenever you find yourself thinking “I’m a fan of…” (see below for how-to).
This week’s Fan Of… is a dreich day by the canal. Probably not everyone’s idea of a day to be out on the bikes, but we’ve decided we’re not just fair-weather cyclists.
Being out on our bikes exploring is our version of bliss for my wife & me, & so this is also my entry for this week’s Lens-Artists Challenge, hosted this week by Lindy Low LeCoq: Follow Your Bliss.
We don’t have a car & since we got our bikes earlier in the year, we have clocked up over 700km & have seen many local attractions & a plethora of nature that we would never have otherwise come across. We use the Forth & Clyde Canal a lot to get around & I have been able to capture many images that have featured extensively in my Fan Of… & Water Water Everywhere Challenges, as well as in many other photographic challenges.
There’s a bit more to it than just going out for a ride. It’s recommended with our e-bikes to run the batteries right down to zero charge, to train the battery to know its full capacity. Susan had run her battery down earlier in the week, & I wanted to get mine fully depleted before some forecast icy weather arrives. It was quite mild, about 10℃, windy & rainy so we did our usual & headed to the canal. We took a slightly different (less hilly) route to the canal so that I could keep my battery charge for the hills to be climbed on the way back.
We arrived at the canal at Auchinstarry Marina, before heading east along the canal & back up to Cumbernauld from Lock 20. I got a few shots of the Marina & the canal further along, as well as another visit from the family of swans before the rain forced me to put Snappy away & we headed home.
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Have a great week 😁