Lunch at Callendar Park — Fan Of… #150

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This weeks Fan Of… is a wee picnic lunch at Callendar Park. This is also my post for Xingfumama’s Pull Up a Seat & John’s Cellpic Sunday challenges

Although we passed trhough Callendar Park at one point last year, it’s nearly 2 years since we specifically went there. The weather was good, although cold in the morning 🥶, so we made up a wee picnic and headed to Falkirk on our bikes.

As ususal we headed straight for the canal & passed this herd of sheep, still sleepy & getting ready for the day (the sheep, not us 😂).

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Almost Horizontal Rain — Weekend Sky #56

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A quick trip this morning to the Supermarket, with rain coming in almost horizontally on 30mph winds 😂 Still out on our trusty bikes though 🤪

Being Seen — Fan Of… #138

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Owing to it being silly season at work for the next 3 weeks, I will be taking a short break from WWE & Fan Of… Both will return on the 3rd January 2022.

Until then, take care, stay safe, happy Yule & have a great New Year 🎉

This weeks Fan Of.. is being seen whilst out on our bikes. We go everywhere on our bikes, even at this time of year; if the roads & paths aren’t icy, we still use our bikes to go sightseeing & do the shopping with our trailer.

Stormy with trailer at the supermarket
Stormy with trailer at the supermarket
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Upside-down Swans — Fan Of… #137

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This week’s Fan Of… is upside-down swans. It is not an uncommon site whilst cycling along the canal to see the back end of a swan sticking out of the water whilst they graze off the weed on the bottom 😂

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Helix Park — Fan Of… #136 and Pull Up a Seat #48

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This week’s Fan Of… is a visit to Helix Park.

This is also my entry for Xinfumama’s Pull Up a Seat Challenge. Check out the seat below 😃

Helix Park is an outdoor visitors centre just outside of Falkirk & forms part of the Kelpies attraction. The Park is a very open area with a kids playpark, café, plenty of bike parking & two very large ponds. Both ponds are frequented by a variety of water birds: Swans, ducks, coots, geese & gulls, to mention but a few.

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A Dreich Day by the Canal — Fan Of… #135 and Lens-Artists #175

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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.

A soggy Susan & the bikes at Auchinstarry Marina
A soggy Susan & the bikes at Auchinstarry Marina
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Cycling by the Canal In Autumn — Fan Of… #134

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This week’s Fan Of… is cycling by the canal in autumn; low sun angle, still waters & reflections, lots of golden browns & a family of swans 😃

Low sun on Forth & Clyde Canal
Low sun on Forth & Clyde Canal
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Whale Fall Phone Holder — Fan Of… #133 and Cellpic Sunday

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This week’s Fan Of… is my new Whale Fall Handlebar Phone Holder. All the pics in the post were taken with my iPhone & so this is also my entry for John’s Cellpic Sunday. John’s challenge inspired me to use my new iPhone SE camera more for photography & hence the new phone holder. My previous holder, whilst sturdy, was not waterproof & also a bit fiddly to get my phone on & off of. This one is much simpler & allows me to stop, get my phone, quickly take some pics, & put it away again before carrying on riding 😃

This new holder attaches to the bars using a simple screw ratchet (can just be seen under the holder body).

Whale Fall phone holder
Whale Fall phone holder
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Lunch With a View — Fan Of… #128

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This week’s Fan Of… is Lunch with a View.

Viewpoint overlooking Forth/Clyde Valley
Viewpoint overlooking Forth/Clyde Valley
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