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Sat 24  Feb 2018



Heading off to do some walking on the island of La Gomera in the Canary Isles.

Gatwick Airport



After landing at Tenerife South I caught the bus to Los Cristianos to catch the ferry to La Gomera & San Sebastian.


Sunset from the ferry
Wed 21  Feb 2018



Caught but to Horwich then walked home via Rivington Pike, where I saw Steve Salmon, then on to Winter Hill, Great Hill & White Coppice.

Rivington Pike

Memorial to the Plane Crash disaster almost 60 years ago

Winter Hill transmitter mast.

Trig Post on Winter Hill
Tue 20  Feb 2018



A walk around Horwich.
Gorton Cottage, Church Street. Former Post Office and before that the home of the prominent industrialist and benefactor Andrew Peak (1810 to 1889).

Gorton Cottage



Old Station Park on the site of the old Railway Station




Mon 19  Feb 2018



Tummel Bridge Power Station.
The water flows from Loch Rannoch down to Loch Tummel via a reservoir at Dunalastair, from which it is carried in a 15m wide aqueduct to the power station at Tummel Bridge. The scheme was completed in 1933 and can produce a total of 34MW.

Tummel Bridge Power Station

A walk by the Tummel Bridge Aqueduct
Sun 18  Feb 2018



Walking in the Blair Atholl area, Perthshire, Scotland.

'The Whim'  built 1762

View from 'The Whim'

Near the Falls of Briar 

Falls of Bruar
Sat 17  Feb 2018

Cramond Causeway to Cramond Island on the Firth of Forth.
The concrete structures were to prevent German torpedo boats getting to the Naval shipyard at Rosyth.



Drove to Scotland for a few days to do some sightseeing and walking.

Lauriston Castle
Fri 16  Feb 2018
Thanks to my daughter Jill for a fantastic birthday meal. It was a bit late as I was away for my actual birthday.

 
Thu 15  Feb 2018

Wall reflection on Kem Mill Lane, Whittle-le-Woods

Looking back along Kem Mill Lane.
 
Mon 12  Feb 2018

A little snow around on my morning walk by the
Whittle & Clayton-le-Woods War Memorial
Sun 11  Feb 2018
This morning I was on my way home when I saw a parade marching from St Peters Church, Chorley up Harpers Lane to the top of Botany Brow and finishing at St Peters School. It was the annual Chorley and Ribblesdale Battalion Parade this year St Peter's hosting. There were members from St Peter's, St Laurence's Chorley, St Wilfrids Standish, St Laurence/St Paul's Longridge.
 
Fri 09  Feb 2018

A rainy morning walk through Whittle-le-Woods
Wed 07  Feb 2018

Causey Pike, Cumbria seen as I set off on a walk over the snowy Hindscarth and Robinson

Broom at Low High Snab Farm
Mon 05  Feb 2018

Stocks Garage at Wheelton inspecting the underside of my car. Last month the snow pads I'd bought all snapped while in Scotland. I sent them back for a refund and Graham is checking there was no damage to the car.
 
 
Sun 04  Feb 2018

Early morning view of the Forth Railway Bridge across the Firth of Forth

Three Bridges across the Firth of Forth.
Railway bridge in the foreground and two road bridges behind
Sat 03  Feb 2018

Today is my 70th birthday.
My first morning coffee as a 70 year old. The cake is for later. It rained all day.
 

Approaching the Avon Aqueduct where the Union Canal crosses the river

Linlithgow Castle and statue of Mary Queen of Scots.

Cycling across the Forth Road Bridge. It is now closed to private vehicles after the new Queensferry bridge opened last year.
 

Camping at Hound Point near Queensferry on the Firth of Forth.
My birthday cake and cards.
Fri 02  Feb 2018

At Preston Railway Station waiting for the 06:40am  train to Glasgow

Heading to Scotland with my bike to ride along the canals to Edinburgh and celebrate my 70th birthday tomorrow.
 

Forth & Clyde canal and Union Canal 

Falkirk Tunnel on the Union Canal 
Thu 01  Feb 2018
Last night’s full moon was obscured by cloud and rain but this morning I had a reasonable view through the thin cloud as it set behind Lisieux Hall, Whittle-le-Woods.
 
 
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