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Monday, July 24, 2006

Falkirk Wheel cycle - 10/6/2006

After our Belgium trek, Lucas and I (probably moreso Lucas) decided to cycle to the Falkirk Wheel and back while the summer days meant long hours of daylight. We packed a lunch and some snacks and set out not too early. The cycle was fairly sheltered, although the Scottish wind reminded us of its presence on occasion. We rode over 30miles to the Falkirk Wheel on the Union Canal trail, passing over and under bridges along the way. Lothian countryside is not flat, so occasionally the canal would compensate. Ever been standing beside a canal looking down on a river? It's odd to say the least. We arrived at the Falkirk wheel a little after lunch, picnicked on the lawn nearby in what can only be described as a festival atmosphere and then cycled back. Door to door, it was somewhere between 65 and 70 miles. We were tired, but it was a worthy day trip.

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