Union Canal: From Ratho to Fountainbridge

“Tourism is sin, and travel by foot, a virtue.” (Werner Herzog) And for me -after three months of chain tour guiding- a much needed penitence, a purification. So early this morning I took the bus to Ratho, a small village some miles south of Edinburgh airport to follow the path that goes to Fountainbridge, near the town centre, along the north bank of the Union Canal.
These are some notes and pictures I’ve taken during the walk. For a full description of the itinerary (just one stage of a longer route that allows you to travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh through the towpaths of the Forth and Clyde and the Union Canal, visit Walk Highlands.

The view of the Canal westwards from Ratho Bridge

Seguir leyendo

A modo de programa / As a kind of program


He believed that, if he looked at the landscape hard enough, it would reveal to him the molecular basis of historical events, and in this way he hoped to see into the future.

Creía que si miraba el paisaje con el suficiente detenimiento, éste revelaría la base molecular de acontecimientos históricos y, de este modo, esperaba alcanzar a ver el futuro.

Patrick Keiller, Robinson in Ruins