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... and we wore ours as well. Chad and I grabbed a quick sandwich and toured the town looking for some people to give some Selkirk Royals t shirts we had brought. We eventually found the high school and headed in to tell them who wee were and where we were from. We were welcomed in by the head teacher and she was super nice. We talked for a few minutes and then her and I posed for a photo with our royals shirts. She wished we could have stayed longer and wanted to stay ...
After a leisurely breakfast, we walked down the hill into the village for a nosey around. Melrose is actually designated a town but with only 5,000 inhabitants and a couple of streets with shops it has the feel of a village. It is also home to Melrose Abbey, one of the four main abbeys in the Border region, and said to have the heart of Robert the Bruce buried within it. The 'town' ...
... a shop that sells reconditioned and recycled bikes that are donated, and they fixed me up with an awesome lady's bike with a small frame. It even has 18 speeds! I'm likely to use about 5, but good to know :) Eric had been looking at folding bikes at home, and, after some research and test drives, he bought a Tern folding bike that will come home with us. Very cool!
Saturday we hit the trail and rode ...
... my disappointment and the fact that the young man had looked it up (and we all know if it is on the Internet, it is...True!) He was more than happy to show me where I could catch a bus. I walked with him across a little bridge and around the park and there was a bus stop, and sure enough, in fifteen minutes, there was a bus. I got off in Linlighgow where I needed a taxi to take me to Nan's Belsyde Bed and Breakfast; set in a idyllic garden outside town. I waited for my ...
... with farm-esque paddocks with many creatures. The walking safari tour was good and so were the monkey houses, butterfly enclosures (differently temperature-d) and the otters' river. Seeing pygmy hippos; black panthers; sea eagles; the Arctictis Binturong, whose musk smells strongly of freshly buttered popcorn; silver cloud rats; an aardwolf; Indian one-horned rhinos; Kudu; mongooses; maned wolves; black and white tapirs and more giant anteaters was ...
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