The Freedom of Kayaking why not give it a go



Kayaking is a great way of getting away from it all, I found nothing more chilling than being out on the water where no one can interrupt your batteries being recharged. The above photo was taken when I was kayaking some of the Forth and Clyde Canal. The Forth and Clyde canal is  35 mile long 56km. It runs from Grangemouth to Bowling near Dumbarton in Scotland.  part of it is a less than a ten minute drive from where I stay, so I was a regular visitor as it is a nice easy paddle on a calm day. As you can probably gather I never used to do all 35 miles, I just did a few miles maybe up 6. 3 out and 3 back but you dont have to do much distance at all to get enjoyment out it.

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Spur of the moment visit

River Allan

This friends is the the River Allan, it runs through the city of Dunblane. Today my 20 year old son was playing football against Dunblane at Dunblane High School. I would have driven up with my son but being that he needed to leave over an hour earlier than I needed to, we both took our own cars, otherwise I would have been standing about for a while waiting on the team to come out and warm up and start the game. The thirty minute journey is an easy one and is motorway almost all the way. The game was good to watch but my sons team got beat good style however, like good sportsmen they kept their spirits up and congratulated the other team. On checking that everyone had a ride home,  nobody needed me to drop them off so I seized the opportunity to have a wee wonder round this picturesque city.

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We never planned to end up at Palacerigg



view over town

Hi Friends,

Hope you had a wonderful weekend and had as good a time as we did getting out in this wonderful open space that is in abundance here. Being that it was a lovely afternoon on Saturday, my daughter and I went for a stroll up the trails and through the wooded walkways at the back of the town. A ten minute easy walk from our house and you’re entering the trails and woodland that in just a couple of minutes you’ll feel like you are in the middle of no where Continue reading We never planned to end up at Palacerigg