The Forty-Five Minute Project is not dead! On 28th December we went for a walk past the Kelpies and up the Carron River.
The Kelpies were looking particularly awesome on this chilly sunny day. It was great to get out!
First stop was this pond near the Kelpies, which had iced over – hard to resist walking on water, and collecting sheets of ice!
Aidan loved the cold, but Megan wasn’t quite so keen.
This year-old swan was just standing on the ice sunning itself. We tried not to disturb it as we went past, but it decided to move over anyway.
As well as the river, we walked through a community woodland which had some interesting features. This human sundial was very clever – the equation of time is handled by a platform with month names – stand on the current month, and your shadow indicates the actual correct time! There are separate hour markers for summer and winter time. It was bang-on!
This sculpture / barbecue area commemorating the ironworks was also very impressive. I particularly appreciated the clever construction. Aidan and Megan are re-enacting the crucible scene on the plaque.
A wonderful winter walk. Thank you Falkirk Council, Abbotshaugh and Langlees Community Woodlands, and the Helix!