Friday, April 11, 2014

Bridge Over the Border

Aidan and myself took a wee spin the other day. This was Aidan's first proper spin since he came off last year. I had planned to head down the borders via the Granites and St Mary's Loch but the roads there were pretty greasy, so I suggested heading down through Duns. I wanted to see the Union Chain Bridge that crosses the river Tweed that makes up the border between Scotland and England.
We headed along the mostly dry roads until we got to Greenlaw where Aidan announced that he was "fucking freezing" and he wanted to go to a cafe for a cup of tea. I told him not to worry and that we'd be stopping soon. a while later we were at Paxton, still looking for a cafe. Aidan wasn't best pleased with this so a wee bit of a grumble was had and we headed to Berwick over the border in England. A cafe was found and Aidan warmed up. He only had a T shirt on under his bike gear! Whit a laddie!

Chain Bridge at the Border.
Only a t shirt....

Chain Bridge at the Border.

Aidan had to get back up the road so he battered back up the A1 while I went looking for the Chain Bridge. Turned out it was just beside Paxton where we'd been about an hour before.

Chain Bridge at the Border.

Chain Bridge at the Border.


After getting a few photographs on the bridge, I headed home via Duns and over the Lammermuirs where it was really foggy, so no nice views but an enjoyable spin all the same.

Chain Bridge at the Border.

Chain Bridge at the Border.


Mike.

4 comments:

  1. When I went to Scotland last year (ok couple of weeks later) we had brillant weather. I hope you'll get lucky and get some sunshine ride in. The scenery is just awesome.

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    1. Don't worry Sonja, we usually get a decent summer, just don't tell everyone. Tell them its "pishing doon" with rain and that "the midgies were a fucking nightmare." We don't want it getting too busy!

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  2. That chain bridge is really cool. great pics.

    And we say the say thing in Oregon about the rain to keep the Californians away, lol.

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  3. Natty bridge, very natty bridge indeed.

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