Friday, 20 April 2018

Midweek cycle; High Tide cycle at Gullane Point...


A scorching day with temps around 18 Celsius out the breeze, with a westerly breeze i went a cycle out to Gullane Point to get some cool onshore air after a busy and warm day on my feet strimming and doing other stuff,

The Reseve today has changed quite considerably, not only have the dunes in the top picture grown in height since WW2, but in my own lifetime i have memories of the high tide line right at the foot of the remains of this bird watching hide that i remember as a youngster sitting in when my father was counting migration Geese in the Autumn. A lagoon formed and sand bar that continues to curve round and it too now grows in height from blown sand stabilised with Marram grass...



As the path passes the nesting area now cordoned off you can see the logs and wood left behind from previous high tides now stranded as the point rises in height...



Out to the point and 5pm and place to myself...




Along the tide line and at 5.7 Meters the tine would be a high one and right in at the dunes in an hour, i got along the shore line just in time and onto the rocks at Gullane Point...



A loop around to below the cliffs and i rode back across the Reserve and back to the van...


Last pic of the day, all again taken from film shot on the Go Pro...


A wee film...
Song is `Cold Earth` by Boards of Canada


High tide Beachride at Gullane Point; April 19  2018 from coastkid71 on Vimeo.


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Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Sandstorm Skyliner; Winter storm sunshine along the east coast...



Midweek and another fine days weather and an hour down on the coast after work...


Retreating high tide and plenty of debris...


Aberlady Bay, and the clear up of driftwood planks is on here, loads of wood...




The sands were dancing out at the point in the strong westerly wind...





Lovely hour on the coast...


Wee film shot on the iPhone ,
Song is `Skyliner` by Boards of Canada...


Sandstorm Skyliner, Fatbike Beachride; April 18 from coastkid71 on Vimeo.

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Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Midweek Cycle; Sandy Singletrack



Another week at work and post work ride,
I do enjoy my Monday evening cycle after work around the dunes. Warmer weather this week and with a high tide there is still miles of trails to ride here, and you have the place to yourself...





More WW2 `Pigs Tails`...


And again amazing light on the coast today, these pics are all stills from film shot with the little Go Pro HERO 4 Session, a great wee camera...



Still loads of driftwood planks here!...






Filming done and only just after 5pm, a great `5 oclock world` cycle...

Song is `Hi Scores` by Boards of Canada...


Surly Pugsley; Sandy Singletrack; 16,4,18 from coastkid71 on Vimeo.


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Sunday, 15 April 2018

Dawn cycle at John Muir Park...




Maybe, just maybe the long winter is over and finally were getting warmer weather!,
Felt that way this weekend.  It is still April though and cool evenings, esp if an onshore easterly breeze.
Been a busy weekend, better weather so can get on with stuff in the garden, and saw more firewood, was out harvesting coppice's Sycamore, wet with sap rising it will be stacked loosely drying for two years before burning on the stove.

Sat evening and jobs done and time for a Cider and light the Chiminea in the Garden...



Two wheel forwarder!, the Charge Cooker and FatBOB trailer is ideal set up, a strong rear `Old Man Mountain` rack for the chainsaw it`s ideal for harvesting wood. One trailer load is approx 4 nights firewood, so 4 loads today is a couple of weeks once sawed, split and dried...


fire! :D




Sunday;
I was up early Sunday and down to the coast at John Muir Park and enjoyed a near deserted coastline to cycle,

Across the Saltmarsh to Belhaven Bay and bang on low tide at 07.50am and real low at 1.0 meter...


Bridge to nowhere...


Still loads of wood washed up awaiting uplift - there is a shed right there for someone!...


Less footprint than humans...



Out around Sandy Hirst Point and then across Hedderwick sands...


WW2 `Pigs Tails` , remains of posts for barbed wire...


Who knows what else is is buried in the bay here from WW2...


This tree is still fighting to live despite the land around it disappearing,


Filming done and  a play through the woods before heading home...


And here is a wee film,

Song is `84 Pontiac Dream` by Boards of Canada...


Dawn Beachride; JMP; 14 April 2018 from coastkid71 on Vimeo.


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