Had a bit of a eureka moment today
You know when something is right under your nose, you pass by it most days, especially when at work?
Well today was one of them
I cycle along here at some point most days:
Caledonian cycle path
Paddy Line. Dumfries to Stranraer
This is the cycle/pedestrian bridge over the Dumfries bypass replacing the old railway bridge.
Paddy line to Stranraer by john_henry_mtb, on Flickr
Today on my quick blast between night shifts I had THE "moment"
36yrs ago I was offered a job here....
I waited ages for confirmation and a start date. When the letter came it was notification that the plant I was to start in would be closing and there were no new jobs!!
A year later however I got a job in another plant on the site, owned by ICI then and now Dupont.
I have been cycling past the remains of this line for all that time and only remembered today....doh
This is the viaduct which is blocking the access to the plant/site due to safety concerns over the condition of the bridge and issues within the plant. If Sustrans could they would open this and the rest of the line all the way to Stranraer.
Paddy line to Nobel by john_henry_mtb, on Flickr
Gate blocking way to old ICI Nobel site:
Paddy line to Nobel1 by john_henry_mtb, on Flickr
My workplace is at the wee chimney in the background along with the puff of steam.
Mabie is in the background
Water is good but could be a safer bet when we get stuck for ideas.
Spring could work...