Wanderings & Witterings

By IvarBlipS


Met a friend on Saturday morning to go for a walk. Our plan was to walk from Cadder along the Forth and Clyde Canal towards Glasgow, see how far we got and then, when we had enough, catch a bus back into town and then get another bus back to Bishopbriggs, from where we could walk down and collect our cars.

In the event we walked 'slightly' farther than either of us had anticipated when we set out at 11am. Our Canal walk took as far as Maryhill Locks (see extra picture), where we were glad to find a cafe serving coffee and rolls. We left the canal at that point and followed the Kelvin Walkway, resplendent in autumn colours, down as far as Kelvingrove Park.

Given the number of people who were enjoying the autumn sunshine, we reckoned that the cafes in the Botanic Gardens and the Art Gallery would be rather busy, so continued walking, this time in the direction of the city centre. My Blip for today is of the former Trinity College tower as viewed from near the eastern end of Kelvingrove Park on this part of our walk.

Found a place for a welcome coffee and sticky bun near Charing Cross and that sustained us for the last leg of our walk to the bus station and the journey back to Bishopbriggs and our cars. We arrived back at our start-point around 5.30pm, having been out enjoying the good weather and good company for over six hours. It was a good day

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