Scottish tour photos

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 castle

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

Jan climbs

The Otter Pool. We didn’t see any.

Glentrool

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

Notsototaloldie

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

Entering Berwick

Berwick through the arches

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