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Saturday 13 August 2011

August's ride to Musselburgh

Today Jim led 17 of us (including about 5 new people - welcome!) on a route that out-wiggled even my best effort! I can't begin to describe most of it - you can have a look at the map. We went out East, via Figgate Park (which was flooded yesterday, apparently! - looked OK today though) and then to the Craigentinny Marbles that we encountered on June's soggy ride. Back from there to Portobello, and Jim showed us the pottery bottle kilns just behind the promenade, then some impressive pressed-stone pillars just beyond Portobello baths.

Then we made our way to Musselburgh via the Brunstane burn (which has been upgraded with some tarmac and better hardcore since the last time we used it) and the Musselburgh promenade to our lunch stop at the Birdcage (not very welcoming - 7 of us decided to opt out and go to get sandwiches at Tesco and sit on the grass near the river instead).

After lunch we headed back into town along the "normal" route 1 although Jim had put in a couple of interesting side-routes that gave it a bit of interesting variety - thank you for a most involving ride!

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