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... a military garrison, dismantled for the castle and by 1819 left in ruins. We visit a great museum with an excellent history and many artifacts from the Monastery then go outside and walk the grounds trying to image it at its peak. The remaining walls are impressive and beautiful making a great backdrop for the church next door. On the way home we look for birds along the causeway but it is low tide. Darn. Timing is ...
... stop at the tides sign, which would have told us we actually had until lunchtime!) So we didn't spend long on the tiny island (only 2 square miles) which looked very windswept and quite desolate. A monastery was founded here in 635, which was repeatedly sacked by marauding Vikings over the next couple of hundred years, and the monks finally left in 875, taking with them the body of St Cuthbert (more about him tomorrow).
Happy Birthday Karen!
It was really great to chat via Skype to Karen, John, Mum and Neville - and a quick cameo appearance from Fraser - last night and say Happy Birthday. It's so lovely to see some smiling faces from home.
Today we bid Edinburgh goodbye and headed south to Traquair, where we visited the historic Traquair House, the oldest continually inhabited house in Britain. Many of the floors slope markedly, and parts of the buildings ...
... photos Karin! I'll love to see them when you are back this evening!" smiled my Nana as we started the car and blew kisses from the window. …..ya…I don't think she was thinking about who she was talking with when she said that either…
Off we went to meet Gill 45 minutes away and then to the beach.
Technology is an amazing thing; when you use it correctly. For the record, Straiton is NOT the same as Straiton ...
... way between Jedburgh and Dryburgh in it's state of ruin. Strangely enough the interior had a wall and ceiling added, a few hundred years after it was built, by the locals to make it into their church. It doesn't look real good the way they did it. The village of Melrose has gown around the Abbey just like Jedburgh.
Naturally there are a few dozen pics of the Abbeys on their way to you, but to you they will probably look like ...
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