Mon, Oct 5 2009 08:52
Had another fantastic weekend, totally indolent on Friday night and all day Sunday but Saturday was spent walking in the rolling hills of the Borders while the weather tried alternately to bake, drown or ... damn I can't think of a metaphorical way of saying blown off the hill by gale force winds :D
We knew it was going to be windy before we set out but there kept being these tantalising sunny spells and it just felt like a day to be outside. Happily we didn't go anywhere with a lot of high ground or I think I really would have been blown away, but we battled through the teeth of the gale and into a brilliantly lit wooded valley with a grand house and a ruin hidden away in it. It rained on us at intervals but they were short ones and we didn't mind.
I've been meaning to explore the Borders more for years - it's a very pretty part of the world, and right on my doorstep, but left to my own devices I've always gravitated north in the past so it's good to have an excuse to discover some new ground...