A travelling and meeting people day!
We had an 8am breakfast in the restaurant next door, Doug walked down to the car park and drove back up to collect luggage (and me).
We set up "Ella on the dash" and away we went. Just a little error, nothing too serious. Got ourselves out of Edinburgh - next stop Selkirk to acquaint myself with a second cousin who has come out of the woodwork over the last couple of years. Found him, some 10 miles out of Selkirk. The weather was cool and the clouds down very low - apparently the valley is very pretty.
A lot of chatter and catching up on family history, farming and rugby - a lovely couple and daughter (Lindsay & Sylvia, daughter Alison). We lingered and finally got away around pm, knowing there was a more than a two hour drive south to Dufton and blip friends Paula & Gordon.
Whizzing along the motorway in this instance was good, and as we drove south the weather improved. A great welcome for us, sitting outside in the warmth, overlooking their garden to the fields below, birds twittering around the feeder.
A magnificent dinner was served - Paula's pavlova was one the best ever, laden with fresh berries, delicious.....seconds was had.