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.


Splendid views of the Lothian countryside too.


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:



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:


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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