Church members’ outing
This year’s members’ outing was to the Falkirk Wheel and the Kelpies. We left church at 11 o’clock on a lovely sunny morning ( one of the few this summer!). After a pleasant journey and several sweets from Mary’s tin we arrived at the lunch stop where we all enjoyed the meal.
Then it was on to the Falkirk Wheel which is the world’s first and only rotating boat lift, opened by the Queen in 2002. Most of us decided to go on the boat trip which gave a great view of the surrounding countryside. I certainly didn’t realise how high up we were; the boat is lifted 35 metres which is like 8 double decker buses stacked on top of each other! We sailed along the canal for a short distance before the return journey and the descent to ground level. We had time for a quick look around the visitor centre and an ice cream before leaving for the Kelpies.
The Kelpies are unique stainless steel sculptures which were erected in 90 days in 2013. They are a tribute to the working horses and lost heavy industries of Scotland. Each horse’s head stands up to 30 metres tall and weighs over 300 tonnes. They are really impressive and everyone enjoyed walking around them; there were lots of photos taken!
We arrived back in Carnoustie in the early evening and I think everyone agreed that it was one of the best outings we have had- where are we going next year Mary?