Some dystopian snaps were taken from the Knocknair ‘rest’, which looks down onto Greenock and the River Clyde; and it was at this stage of the evening I was duly soaked by a flash torrent.  I had some cotton shorts, which became sodden; however the recently acquired Regatta Isotore jacket held its own – shame on you, Specialized lightweight.  

It was a sweet night, 7ish, the country lanes – again – heavily perfumed by an unidentifiable flower (or weed); energy was good – eventually. The streams I passed were engorged and ran quickly, aplenty despite the time of year.

Main markers included Knockbuckle Bridge, Pomillan, South Newton and Harelaw Reservoirs.  

I continue to contemplate the Hardridge Farm to Muirshiel singletrack: I just balk at the amount of standing water I’d have to endure; and I’d take up the challenge of a moonlit ride, too if we’d at least had consecutive days of sun.

It isn’t too often that such a request is made of me: to bring in a Saturday evening treat of Chicken Pakora from Saffron, Greenock.  

‘Delivery Boy’, (and deliberately staying on minor roads, avoiding trails) I popped the foil carton into my High Sierra and popped along the M80.

And yes, dear reader(s), I am slowly re-introducing the Routes page links to the downloadable KML maps. Sorry!

Oh! And is this the largest rhubarb patch you have ever seen?


One response to “Pakora!

  1. Have a look just to the sw of the viewpoint you mention and look for the trig point. Take yourself up there on a crisp winters day. The views are stunning.

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