These first shots are not just some of my favourites for 2021, but of all time. I enjoyed this session in particular because I arrived at Fannyside Lochs at sunrise & the conditions I found were as I expected. I felt I was able to get my eye in quickly, & of course, Lensy made an appearance.
…and so to the big change mentioned in the title; the arrival of our e-bikes. My wife (Susan) & I, have been car-free for nearly 10 years now & pre-covid would get around on public transport. Once covid came along, we decided public transport was a risk too far, so any travelling was done on foot. All this changed in May when our bikes, Stormy & Kali arrived & we were once again mobile. This photo & the new found sense of freedom that it represents, is our favourite of the year.
We live close to the Forth & Clyde Canal which runs from The Clyde to Grangemouth & the Union, running from The Falkirk Wheel to Edinburgh. We’ve been using the canal paths to get around & link with other cycle paths, that are numerous in Scotland. With back boxes & panniers, we can easily head out for an entire day, visit attractions & of course take lots of photos. We have trailer that we can tow, as well, to go shopping!
My two challenges, Fan Of… & Water Water Everywhere would certainly have been a lot more challenging (pardon the pun 🤣)! The following gallery are all shots that would not have been possible without our bikes 😃