It's maybe not exactly Halloween yet for a day or two but as we got to the viaduct over the gorge this morning we found our way blocked by police in what they described as an "incident", apparently someone for whatever reason had jumped off the viaduct overnight and as there's about 200 feet of a drop and no parachute or wings were to be seen things could only turn out one way.
We took a detour and left the police to clean up the mess...
This is the long hard climb up by the side of Eastside Farm, though the temperature was just above freezing the climb meant you never felt cold.
A hill walker who chatted to us in a friendly manner? Whatever next? We met this guy at the top of the climb and spent a few minutes chatting about this and that before we went our separate ways, quite a difference from many of our meetings with the walking fraternity who seem to be under the impression that the hills belong to them alone.
Back along by the side of Threipmuir Reservoir and the sun was just peeping over Black Hill.
The final Pentland descent of the morning down Maidens Cleugh and the strong winds of yesterday have done an amazing job of drying the tracks up, 27 miles in total this morning in cracking weather even if it did have rather a gory start!