Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Scottish Borders - September 2017

I don't know where the time goes... regular readers may recall a few posts in early 2017 about life changes and transitions? Well, we are in the middle of it all happening and it has been both tumultuous and the most rewarding process ever. I'll fill you all in soon but meanwhile it also occurs to me that I have not yet posted about our Scottish Borders mini-tour last September.  

Here are the basics, along with photos. I will flesh out the account later. 

Except for Day 6, we kept to the itinerary planned in advance, namely: 

Day 1: take the train to Berwick-upon-Tweed; 
Day 2: cycle to Haddington (approximately 45 miles); 
Day 3: cycle to Edinburgh (approximately 25 miles) incorporating a visit to the Battle of Prestonpans site (because, well, Scottish history and Outlander and all that); 
Days 4 & 5: visiting and sightseeing in Edinburgh with my sister (along with a long-time friend who is flying into Edinburgh for these 2 days -- she and my sister haven't seen each other in over 20 years); 
Day 6: train to Lockerbie then cycle to Kirtlebridge (about 10 miles); 
Day 7: cycle to Penrith (about 60 miles); 
Day 8: visiting friends in the Lake District (who own a brewery!); then 
Day 9: train home. 

So without further ado - 

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3 

Days 4 & 5

Day 6

Day 7 

Day 8 with friends

Day 9


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