Glasgow Gallivanting: October 2022
I haven’t written anything since September’s gallivanting post – a totally unplanned omission for no reason other than that life has been busy. Partly socialising, and partly “work” – the women’s history walk season is winding down, but it’s not quite finished yet. I had one walk and one talk in October, and I’m now deep into serious revision / rewriting for the beginning of next year. So what else did I enjoy during the month?
We took a walk at Whitelee Windfarm – the 8 mile Lochgoin Circuit which we’ve enjoyed before, and which occupies only a small fraction of the place. The 10 second video below the gallery gives an idea of the slightly weird experience of walking under the shadow of the moving turbines – they are quite noisy.
We continued to enjoy our usual walks along the canal, looking out for our swan friends. The new bridge at Stockingfield Junction continues to be a delight – I can’t wait for it to be fully open.
The Botanic Gardens has been showing some beautiful autumn colours – and was taken over by dinosaurs as the annual GlasGLOW light show was set up.
On one of our walks down Byres Road we fancied a coffee and stepped into the University Cafe which was established in 1918. Unbelievably, neither of us had ever visited before, but we’ll be back. John spotted the chocolate cake – just look at it!
We had a week away at the end of the month in a cottage in Aberdeenshire – more to follow on that eventually, but in the meantime here’s John enjoying an evening by the fire in its cosy lounge. I met the couple in the next image in a café yesterday (31st) after, appropriately enough for Halloween, I had spent a couple of hours wandering the Necropolis with Louise, a fellow tour guide, as we plotted out a new route. I’m glad to say that John looks in much better health than the other two!
So that was my October, how was yours? I hope you have a lovely November.