Bar 17, Near Allandale on the Forth & Clyde Canal
I have traveled the Falkirk Wheel!
I arrived just before a sailing was due to depart and was treated with amazing kindness, and sponsored immediately by the staff, who then also treated me to a trip on the wheel and a coffee afterwards. They introduced me to the other passengers on the boat, a family up for a wedding tomorrow, the Beaugie's, who very kindly dipped deep into their pockets and sponsored me handsomely.
I strolled along the new (to me) canal, trying 'hotel boots'; looser than normal to ease the tired feet. It seems to have done the trick, because up to now, they are absolutely fine. I have also eased back on the pace and am deliberately walking 'softer'. I think I may have been hammering along a bit yesterday, for no good reason, so I am back to "Laid Back Al" mode again - a lesson learned.
I shall have to be careful this lunchtime, as I am meeting 'Dangerous Dennis Pidgeon' at Kirkintilloch at the Kirky Puffer later on.
Oh well - another pint of Bellhaven will do quite nicely, thank you. - Sort of a Hop Squash without too many hops?