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
damn big it is too
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.
I have managed to import the old posts!
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
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
With a bit of luck I will be getting them in the next week or so. Hopefully will have them !!
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.
I knew it was bad when the instructions got wet
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!!
Should I go out the first day of the season?
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!!!
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 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!!!!!