Within a Days Ride — Lens-Artists Challenge #203

Hi all 😃 My entry for this weeks challenge, set by Anne from Slow Shutter Speed: Local Vistas.

These are our bikes, Stormy (mine) & Kali (Susan’s). These are our only mode of transportation; as well as doing all our shopping with them (yes, we have a trailer for them), we also go sightseeing with them.

Kalkhoffs at the Forth & Clyde Canal
Kalkhoffs at the Forth & Clyde Canal

The Kelpies sit at the Forth end of the canal.

The Forth Estuary has expansive views.

There are many old houses…

…and plenty of wildlife.

The surrounding hills have many great views over the Forth/Clyde Valley…

…and running through the valley is the Forth & Clyde Canal, linking the east & west coasts of Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Our wee pals are usually along for the ride…

…seeing all there is to see, like this big roman centurion’s head.

Roman Head

21 thoughts on “Within a Days Ride — Lens-Artists Challenge #203

  1. Great photos! Looks like there’s a lot of amazing places to see there. I love the greenery, bridges, and castles. I wish we could get around on bikes here, but you’ve seen what Southern California looks like! 🤣

      1. Oh, yes—I’ve seen them on PCH, especially along the Big Sur. That’s crazy. And we don’t have bike trails in town, which is a shame.

      2. We have quite a few bike routes around here & the Canal linking Glasgow to Edinburgh & the Forth is one of our National Cycle Routes 😃

  2. Well now you’re just showing off Jez!!! Beautiful vistas all. I remember at some point a while back you mentioned doing everything by bike but I’d forgotten. That is so terrific!

Great to hear your thoughts 😃