Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Doing the Skyline in mist and heavy rain and a dead Bambi

Last Saturday morning and things were looking a bit on the misty side as we pedalled up to the 
final climb to the summit of West Kip!

Its too steep to pedal now so it's hike-a-bike time now...onwards and upwards!

Eventually we reached the top and set off into the mist for the descent where Barrie nearly came to grief right at the start as he took the right hand side to descend from!

The dead roe deer I came across on Monday evening, which, by the look of it had been shot but not fatally and had run on before succumbing to its wound, no doubt whoever had shot it had no licence nor any love of wild animals either, I passed it on Tuesday night and at least some other wild animals had benefited from its carcase rather than the scumbag who'd shot it.

An adventure last Saturday morning in the mist and heavy rain as we pedalled along the Pentland Skyline, my cycling glasses proving worse than useless and Barries worn out tyres sliding on the wet grass and greasy track. This must go down as the slowest descent on record from Turnhouse Hill down to Flotterstone but at least we made it in one piece. 

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