As I rode along, the evening sun was just setting behind me so I stopped for a quick photo.
|Sun setting over Bonaly|
I arrived at my destination, Allermuir Hill, just before 9pm and found an ideal little spot where a semi-circular ring of stones had been formed into a low, crude shelter. The centre was still grassy so I knew I'd be comfy enough even without a sleeping mat. Having arrived slightly sweaty, I was now beginning to cool down so, spreading out the bivvy, I slipped into it and started to warm up while watching the street lights below.
|Sharing my adventure with 500,000 other folk. I had the best view though|
Before long, i began to see the sea haar spreading in off the Forth, casting a weird spell on the capital city, gradually extinguishing the lights and leaving a glow instead.
|Haar enveloping Edinburgh Castle|
|Moon over East Lothian|
|Early sun over Caerketton|
|Bike packed ready to head home|
Thankfully, the mist also started to recede off the hill tops, leaving me with some stunning views of Edinburghs high points poking out.
|The distinctive "sleeping lion" of Arthurs Seat|