Falkirk Wheel

Went for a gander at Airth castle as that is where i reckon we will be getting married in 2005. On the way back we stopped off at the falkirk wheel

In case you dont know what it is :

The Falkirk Wheel boat lift is an exceptional feat of modern engineering and is already being recognised as an inspirational sculpture for the 21st Century.

Designed to reconnect the Forth & Clyde and Union Canals and sited in a natural open amphitheatre at Rough Castle near Falkirk, this remarkable and elegant mechanical marvel is the only rotating boat lift in the world and truly one of a kind.

Truly amazing close up
me and the wheel

damn big it is too
falkirk wheel

Its one of those things that untill you see it up close you dont realise just what a feat of engineering it is. Were going to go back as it was very windy so we didnt go on the boat that actually would take us around!!

Passed by a bit of the Kelvin in Kirki seen what looked like anice stretch running through a park, made a mental note to visit at some point.

Imported old blog

I have managed to import the old posts!

First Day of the Season is upun us!!

Well here we are the first day of the season, It is still pouring down outside and I am totally and utterly unprepared. i do not have my new manly waders and i do not know when i shall be getting them. Once more i curse Glasgow fishing shops.

I want to see what this does

Hmmmmm interesting!!

Will I go fishing in the morning!!

I was seriously considering going out tommorow for a couple of hours but to be honest i doubt I will manage. The rain at the moment is absolutley bucketing down and I have got 3 essays due very very soon. Anyway, I still have not got my new manly waders
new manly vision extreme waders With a bit of luck I will be getting them in the next week or so. Hopefully will have them !!

Why I decided to change the blog!!

Well, I got myself some dedicated hosting for my little site, for only a tenner a year……one of the benefits is that I get LOTS of webspace and am able to install a proper blog actually on the site. Anyway, the old blog is still in place untill I can find a way to back up the whole thing and then put it on my hosts site. Will take me a while I reckon. The other reason is that my girlfriends space was running out for pictures, and I really need that space for storing other stuff like essays n stuff.

this is a test post

I knew it was bad when the instructions got wet

test

We were lost, with a compass , which we didnt know how to use……That is why i fish in an urban environment!

This is a TEST post!!

Pondering?

Should I go out the first day of the season?

fly box

Here is my dry flies…

Like i said Highlander gave me this::

Im keeping my spiders and my new nymphs in it :))

Hmmmmm…..they are crap photos actually, ah well….I was trying to make the load times a bit easier!!!

I need waders!!! badly!!!

Check ma tackle

Only another ten days untill the season starts proper! I have been having a look through my tackle making sure I have everything up to scratch. I still want to get my new rod, reel and line but I dont know whether i will have to sacrifice it for my new manly waders.

Sorting out my fly box and wallet I was amazed at the amount of duff flies I have acumulated. I am only using two cases for carrying flies this season, a dry fy box and a rather cool leather fly wallet that Highlander over at the highlander way gave me…….what a star!!! I will post a little picture of it later as im in a bit of a rush right now.

Must dash……gotta work!!!!

Waders

WADERS that’s what I need, damn right…manly waders….Like these beauties

Vision extreme ….With a name like that IM BOUND to catch more fish…..Plus the fact I will look like a juggling clown will attract TONS of fish to me as I have learned that you must look like a clown to actually catch fish.

Now all I need is to get 200 bucks from somewhere to actually buy these waders …….And scrape together a further 160 quid to buy my dream rod. Can you see a pattern emerging here?

IM also in a bit of a quandary as I don’t know whether to buy rubber soled boots or those fancied felt ones. Considering that I walk on wet grass a lot and the bottom of the Kelvin has slimy weed I reckon the rubber ones….hmmmmmmm.

I need to look for things to sell on eBay!!!!!

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