Another hike with the walking group and (hurray) Daughter 2, who was home for a long weekend. This time we walked along the canal at Falkirk.
We came to the Falkirk Wheel, which is a very cunning device for allowing boats to pass from the higher to the lower part of the canal. But that wasn't our destination today -
though there was a small model there.
Further along the canal we went.
Look - a distant sight of our objective.
I'm not sure what these berries are but they're such a cheerful colour.
... at the Kelpies, a recently installed art work. They represent mythical water horses possessed of the strength of 100 horses - but also celebrate the work horses which pulled the wagons and ploughs, barges and coalships so important to the area.
They're the largest equine statues in the world and are really impressive. As you walk round them, looking at them from different angles, they almost appear to move.
I love the way they seem to toss their heads in the Scottish wind - wild...
Nine miles there and back and I think my feet will recover in a few days. A lovely, lovely day.