(This post is brought to you courtesy of Bill Gates/Alan Sloman and everyone else who has been telling me to get with Live Writer.)
Yup, it's time for my Winter round of Path Inspections.I have a decent selection including two in the village itself which can be done when I pop out for a lottery ticket. The other two are a bit more ambitious, and today (Tuesday) seemed an ideal chance to take advantage of the unseasonal spell of fine weather to tackle Logie to Menstrie.
Well here in the land of The Chosen People it's been sunny, mild with the merest hint of a zephyr (or is it a zodiac?). So there.
I walked from home along the Back o Dykes Road to Logie Kirk
Remember I told you about the two twelth century hog back graves (Rosencrantz and Guldenstern) ?
Stonkin' good example of a Monkey Puzzle tree - probably from one of the first batches of seed to arrive from Chile.
The tone was set within the first 50m !
But fortunately I had come prepared in my Cozmic (blues again) boots.
This is a nice varied walk, one that I do sometimes even when I don't have the peaked cap and clipboard. It starts off in some woodland.
And then breaks out onto open hillside. This is the line of the old road, contouring along at about 50 ft above the flat carseland, which, until a couple of hundred years ago was impassable bog.
Cutsie little conservation village of Blairlogie
Up to this point I had had nothing to report then – shockaroonie
Can you say arseholes on Live Writer ?
Not evil landowners with barbed wire, just lazy twats who couldn't be arsed crossing the stile out of the carpark. My clipboard was throbbing, I can tell you !
However, about half a mile further on.......
Those of you who are stalking me will recall that, when i did my Autumn inspection, I remarked on a rather rotten sleeper bridge.
Well, to prove that someone listens to me, here's the brand spanking new replacement.
The final section is a farm road which melds into the Menstrie Glen/Lossburn path, but not today (I have plans to combine this with something else). So I slithered down the steep waterworks path to Menstrie - only partially on my backside.
Another fine day - another bonus.
OK . The Fine and Mellow music seemed to go down like a bucket of cold sick with you, so I'll try something more raucous