This Saturday morning is the
Edinburgh Raft Race (not to be confused with the Edinburgh Rat Race, as I did). It looks like a lot of fun, although I wish I’d seen it a few weeks ago and could have put together an entry… There’s some pictures here to get you in the mood.
Enjoy your weekend!
to Jim, I’m now racing a virtual Raccoon-shaped orange balloon around the Internet. The balloon name is RocketRaccoon, so push him on if you see him.
I’m heading along to the
Scottish Beer Festival at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh on Friday night. Give me a shout on Twitter/email/IM/phone if you fancy a tasty jar.
Thanks to a colleague at work, I’ve started following a nest of Ospreys at Loch Garten, up by Aviemore. There’s a
live video feed, and it’s amazing to see how fast they are growing. When you see the video, remember that the nest is about the size of a double bed!
It may have escaped your notice, as it had mine, that this week is
Bike Week 2008. Edinburgh is reasonably bike friendly, with a number of cycle and canal paths into the city ( see here for lots of good routes), bike lanes on busy roads and improving provision for locking your bike up instead of having to use a lamp post, but I can’t say I’ve seen anything about Bike Week apart from the CyclingEdinburgh site.
Anyway, there’s a decent selection of events going on (
check here for the complete listing). If you’re in Edinburgh early tomorrow morning, Spokes have organised a free breakfast at the City Chambers on High Street. Cycle on!