And so starts another year. Our fifteenth year, by this summer. Christmas and New Year long forgotten we met as always at Kingsway, adorned with or carrying in reserve plenty of waterproofs and overshoes. We have had a lot of rain recently, the rivers are high, and some windy weather, so it is good to be prepared.
New photographer for us, as Rosie was not out but Sonia had been ferried in by her husband, so he kindly took some pics. A good start to the new year; although we were two leaders down as one was not well and one had a small disagreement with a curb on her way and had to call home for a rescue - nothing broken you will be glad to hear.
A simple route out along the greenway, but coming off just before the first blue bridge (The Dragon Bridge) and heading along to pick up the river path.
When we got to the river, we were greeted by a watery sun brightening the day - quick get a photo before it goes again!
Our second blue bridge of the day is really quite majestic and takes us along to Queensferry. A quick google tells me "The bridge was built by Sir William Arrol & Co. between 1925 and 1927. It takes its name from an earlier bridge on the same site which was completed in Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee year of 1897. The abutments of the old bridge are still visible at both sides to the left (facing north) of the current bridge." (Wikipaedia) Grade II listed building. Who knew!