Some photos. All 190-odd of them are here: http://peter.chesspod.com/gallery/v/Holidays/2012/scottishborders/
The Nith at Dumfries. The first sand martins of the summer were zooming around above the water and making their nests in the holes in the sandy clifs.
Jan on the Maxwelltown Railway Path.
The sun puts in an appearance as we climb towards Castle Douglas.
After Castle Douglas
Kirkcudbright on a sunny morning
The beautiful Solway coast
The sunshine gave way to snow
The Flowerbank Guest House in Newton Stewart, right alongside the River Cree
Snow towards Glentrool
The Otter Pool. We didn’t see any.
The Rig of the Jarkness
Jan approaches Loch Dee
I had been singing in The Messiah the night before setting off on this trip. All I had bouncing around in my head was “And the Glory, the Glory of the Lord!” Shame I don’t believe a word of it!
More glorious sunshine…
…but still freezing in the shade. That’s a ditch full of yesterday’s snow.
A bedroom scene at the Gillbank, Thornhill
It’s not possible to ride on this rubbish: the Ae Forest “cycle” route
I saw this and thought of Kim…
The A708 towards St. Mary’s Loch.
A lucky find: with Perkygirl and Glasgow Dave at the Loch o’ the Lowes
St. Mary’s Loch
The Tweed towards Kelso
Berwick through the arches