Back in the old country

With over a thousand miles notched up and precious little time left, we got an early start.

After breakfast we climbed Arthur’s Seat, an extinct volcano in Edinburgh’s city limits. It was a fun climb and very windy, but the weather was nice.

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Splendid views of the Lothian countryside too.

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We hit the road and headed south, and as we were passing over the English border the weather started turning nasty, so there wasn’t much opportunity to admire the view:

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We’re currently in Otterburn, the site of a battle which took place in August 1388. A memorial to the battle still stands, although the writing on it is all but illegible, having weathered away over time:

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So it’s back to the road and it looks like the weather it’s clearing up enough to give us some good views of the Northumberland national park…

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