Let's start with our final night in York and we thought it was going to be very wet.
rom 13 to 12 to 11 and then 9 at Cumbria not even in Scotland yet. We travelled through beautiful Heriot style country. Cloud so low we felt we could touch it.
We love the dry stone walls and sheep and a remarkable number of twin lambs to be seen.
Blue sky and sunshine greeted us on the A66 south of Carlisle and the temp went back up to 14. York was still with us as we nibbled on the ginger biscuit bike from Betty's and ate our chocolate creations.
At 11.15am we crossed into Scotland. 13 degrees.
Lockerbie where our laughter about Gai having a heart attack that we might really have wed at Greta Green turned to sadness for the little town now known across the world for all the wrong reasons. I was last in Scotland 1968... 46 years ago. Wasn't I cute?!
Yes we know but it was quick and we wanted to just get to our destination. Trust me we suffered - holiday Saturday and everyman and his dog was in the services. We were amused by "Caution high risk of deer on road" - we were passing Glasgow at the time!
We met with a few hold ups around Loch Lomond as this is a holiday weekend but everything kept moving until we hit roadwork,
but if you have to be stuck in a queue I can't think of anywhere better to do it.
Our new oasis is wonderful
So if you'll excuse me I have a rather lovely drink to sip on and a sunset to watch. Well it's only 9pm so it will be a while yet as it doesn't properly disappear until 10pm up here and it comes back again at 4am! Oh and the temperatures are pleasant - a light jumper only so far! "See" you all tomorrow. Xxx