Mist, Rain and Splendour

A good day in the saddle yesterday that began with a gradual climb up from Moffat to the Devil’s Beef Tub, although the tub itself was hidden with a thick image image image image imagemist, which probably was why it was so effective as a hiding place in the days of cattle/sheep rustling!

The Scottish borders are bleak and beautiful by turns and very up and down. I found a nice tea shop at Bfoughton late morning and then happened to pass by Margaret (Mrs B’s) Aunt mid afternoon too. It was then the rain set in and persisted until I reached the Forth road Bridge. The Highlight from a riding perspective was riding over it. The new bridge to my left under construction plus a view of the new Aircraft carrier at a Rosyth and Leith and the majestic rail bridge to my right (that I look forward to crossing next week on my way home).

i think there are about 260 miles to go, with some remote stretches as I cross the Cairngorms. Days pass into night and Im quite tired to will probably stop in the Pitlochry area tonight to be fresh for bleak bits of the A9 tomorrow.

Neil