I felt fit enough to venture out with the club today. Unusually, I didn’t join them at the start but waited for them to come through Roslin; the plan was to get a Blip of them as they came off the cycle path but, being a disorganised shower, they didn’t make a pleasing picture and I needed to work quickly to pack away the camera and tag onto the end of the group. However, I did like the picture, I took while I was waiting, of the man walking his dog – the lazy way; it brought back memories of the days when I used to bring our lurcher, Meg, down here like this – I used to clock her at thirty miles an hour (down hill & tail wind) - me going flat out and her with a few more gears in hand; would that I could do that now.
There was also a couple with their dogs and a ball, I took about fifty pictures of the dogs – some of them actually including the ball – and include a rather balletic pose as the second extra.
Having joined the ride, I went with them as far as Peebles where they stopped for lunch and after a quick coffee and a bun made my way home. They were going up The Granites, a road I love, but I don’t think I’m ready for that just yet. I stopped just before Penicuik for the Blip from a sheep field; it’s a view that I’ve always thought would make a nice picture and the sun was just about bright enough to liven up the scene a little. It’s an isolated spot where you're hardly aware either of the busy road a hundred yards behind or the sprawling town just to the left. I just had time to get home and have a bath before strolling down to meet the rest of the crowd in the village for coffee.
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