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... didn't get to see the other villages. We went to a pub for a beer and watched the highlights of the final 22 overs of the Test Match. Got a bit of stick when we told them we were from Australia.
When we left Melrose by the back road we found we were about a mile from the Abbey when we turned back. The Scots like signposts as much as Sydney does.
Monday. Another day another move.
This time back to the Newcastle ...
... of the temperature. We knew it had been hot because of drinking 1.5 litres of water but it wasn’t until we were sitting in the car at the end that we realized how hot. 26 degrees!!! Almost unheard of for this part of the world! Innerleithen and Cauldwells Ice Cream shop beckoned. I would thoroughly recommend the white chocolate and hazelnut, with a flake –of course. We sat outside in the shade of the canopy and enjoyed- bliss!! We were both, tired, dusty, muddy ...
... an ensuite room and had to use the bathrooms down the corridor, we were not disheartened. In fact, within not much more than 30 mins. we had showered, bathed, and slipped in to our usual evening attire (its very easy to dress for dinner, because there is no choice each night). As we headed out for dinner we had walked over 30 kms. and yet were moving remarkably comfortably. We reflected on Andrew Miller's inspirational words about the body's ...
... more homey? I don't know if that's the right word or
not…okay so I know this is not a great comparison but the Highlands are
like the Rockies and the Borders are like the Appalachian
mountains…maybe that's why I
thought they were homey, because they reminded me of the North Carolina
landscape…but it was still distinctly, beautifully Scottish...
... to the other side of the world. Payback time :-) Every day, every mile in pouring rain, every river of mud as I showered, every stuggle for breath in the icy dark has been worth it to be here, now. Every moment of a year driven by a single goal that's now close enough to touch. Man, I feel good. THIS is what life is about. I look forward to sharing it with you. Stay ...
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