Commuter Tales: The moon is shining bright over the Firth of Forth

Eventually I just wanted to test the new embedding facility from WordPress, which let’s you embed pictures directly from Instagram, which is pretty wicked as a start. For me Instagram has become the perfect tool to capture some of those magic moments that are worth sharing with others when commuting from Edinburgh to Stirling, or mostly the other way around.

And that’s one of the many reasons why I just love social media. With the click of a button, you can share your experiences with people from all over the world, and it’s very likely that you’ll never meet them in person either. A simple photograph, accompanied by an amazing caption and hashtags that relate to your experience, gives you the ability to reach audiences far and wide. Not forgetting that if you decide to use an Instagram growth service like gramista or Upleap, your following can see a significant increase, so just think about how amazing that could be?

As well as this, you can possibly encourage more people to make the effort of riding your bike to work. If you need more convincing, look at those pictures on Flickr, all taken on my way to and from work at Scottish Swimming.

And there we go, last night was one of those magic experiences, with a cracking sunset when I left Alloa to take the bridle path to Dunfermline. As day light faded away it was soon replaced by a very bright full moon, shining all my way back to Edinburgh. The best moment came when cycling over the Forth Road Bridge, looking over to the Forth Rail Bridge, which cast its shadow on the calm waters of the Firth of Forth. It was like a scene from a great movie, to nice to be true. Even though it was a bit chilly, I took in some moments and enjoyed it, before jumping back on the bike for the rest of the journey, home to Edinburgh.