Thursday, 15 March 2012

Scotland 2012, Day Four

Day Four, March 11th

The Boro were due to be on TV at 12:30 and England at 15:30, so as the sun was out we thought it would be a good idea to go for a walk before the match. First I put the slow cooker on and got the veg ready for supper, or a late lunch. Mick and Bren didn't fancy a walk, so Dot and I went on our own. As the light was much better, our fist stop was the chain bridge for a better photo.

Chain Bridge (1826)   Chain Bridge (1826)

A notice on the bridge warns that, only eight people are allowed on the bridge at any one time, it looks a lot stronger than that to me though.

Chain Bridge (1826)

From the bridge we set of for somewhere called "The Hundred Acer Wood Visitor Centre", when we got there it was closed and looked like it had been for some time but there are still signs to it all over.  We continued along the road though to the next village, from the road we had long views of the viaduct and also the Abbey back in the town.

Leaderfoot Viaduct (1863)Melrose Abbey

I even took some photos of the local flora along the way, at the village of Newstead, we found a footpath back to Melrose.


We were soon back at the abbey and as I was tacking photos, we bumped into Mick and Bren doing exactly the same thing.  We agreed to come back that night to see if we could get a good night shot of the Abbey.

Melrose Abbey

In the shops we checked to see if there were any frozen Yorkshire puddings but they were expensive so we got plain flower instead.  I also got a new beer to try on the night. We looked in at an auto jumble but we didn't need anything, although I think Mick bought a tyre pressure gauge

Back at the van I watched the football while the others sat in the sun (this is March and in Scotland?), the match didn't go well and we got beat 0 - 2. We had our Sunday dinner between the football and the rugby, the puddings turned out great and the rugby went a lot better than the football, with an England win over France.

Only went to the George tonight and it was very quiet in there but the beer was still good.

More Beer

After a few beers we sett off back to the abbey, to see if we could get a good night shot, me and Bren only had poor cameras but Mick (a pro) had a good one with him. I think my photo is OK but a bit grainy.

Melrose Abbey

Back at Mick's van we watched the second series of The Inbetweeners, very funny. And the beer I bought was horrible.