We have waited a long time for the sun to shine — far too long — but shine it did today and Portpatrick beckoned —
With temperatures just above freezing it was time for the first ride of the season – out came the Tenere and we took off for the coast —
Car parks by the harbour were full – of motor cars – the Tall Ten was the only bike out there.
Perhaps the electronic signs by the roadside giving dire warnings of ‘Snow on the Way’ have been taken seriously by t’other bikers but a coffee while I warmed by the fire in the busy pub on the corner was all I needed to get back on the road home with a song in my heart.
I have a thing for rivers and bridges and when I spotted a couple of fine arches off to my left it was time to find a way over there and pull out the camera —
Grazing sheep were making the most of the early grass on the sunny side of the old Shennanton Bridge over the River Bladnoch —
with an ancient arch to nowhere on the other —
while a picturesque white cottage in it’s lovely gardens reaps the benefit of the missing arch to the east —
The Ten and I had great day out – hopefully the first of many in 2016 🙂