Sunday, 21 June 2015

Cunninghame ramblers. Falkirk wheel to the Kelpies. July 2015

Falkirk wheel

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Madam chair

Me and Madam chair at the sundial.

 Teacher arriving at the Kelpies

Impressive structures

You feel he is watching you.

Family of swans looking for lunch

Todays group at the Kelpies

The man who co-ordinated the whole day.
Yesterday Saturday June 20 Cunninghame ramblers travelled to the Falkirk Wheel for an 11 mile circular walk along canal towpaths to the the Kelpies.17 of us left the wheel on a cloudy warm morning to walk to the Kelpies which in a very short time has become one of Scotlands top visitor attractions. It was a lovely walk by the canal passing all the locks that the boats have to navigate through to take them eventually to the open sea.On our route we passed a rather strange object that has been created on the flight path to Edinburgh airport which when viewed fron height is supposed to resemble a pair of lips.. At ground level you require some imagination. Arriving at the Kelpies it is a very impressive sight they are a lot taller than I had been led to believe almost like a giant meccano set or lego for our younger readers.Had our lunch break there watching all the tourists taking photos from all different angles you can understand what an asset the place is to the local economy. The last 4 miles of our walk back to the wheel was very pleasant passing lots of familys out enjoying the canal with all its visitor attractions along the way. Arriving back at the start ice creams and coffee were the order of the day whilst watching the wheel taking the boats from one canal to the other, an excellent day out with thanks to our leader for working out an interesting walk in this part of Central Scotland.

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