Saturday, 14 July 2012

Round the Forth, and then a meal to remember!

The rather grand gates into Hopetoun House

In the background are the two Forth Bridges with the start being made to the third one in the foreground.

In the background here is Hercules, one of the biggest cranes in the world, being used to build the new aircraft carriers at Rosyth Dockyard.

A mixture of road and trail today as Baz and me did a trip round the Firth of Forth via the Forth Road Bridge in the east and along to Kincardine Road Bridge in the west to complete the circle. Some interesting sights on the way, the gardens of the Hopetoun House Estate, looking as if they were managing to survive the recent rains, the start of the construction of the New Forth Bridge which should be open in 2016 (maybe) and along the North shore of the Forth the old villages of Limekilns, Charlestown and Culross. The west crossing was by the old Kincardine Bridge which was opened in 1936 and must have made quite a difference at the time. Just over 40 miles ridden and Baz treated me to meal of chicken breast and (wait for it) ..........raw cabbage, soaked in Paul Newmans balsamic vinegar!!!! A meal fit for a king!!

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