Sunday, 18 April 2010

Pedal Power ( as opposed to Paddle Power )

Swapped the paddles for the bike, and went for a wee dander.  Southern Scotland is one of the best areas in the country for touring on the bike, with quiet roads, plentiful cafes, and numerous pubs.  Like anywhere else this winter, the roads have suffered from the weather, and there is the odd pothole to watch out for and grit on the road.  But touring about on the back roads is one of the more relaxing ways to see the countrside these days. 

The run went down through Ancrum, Nisbet, Roxburgh, and down to Kelso.  Kelso was fairly busy ( being a Saturday morning ), plus there were election agents out in the square.  It was literally the Tories in one corner, and Labour in the other, and never the twain shall meet.  Not having any interest in politics, I left them to their own devices. 

Kelso is quite a pleasant town, with some cobbled streets.  Famous for it's Abbey, and for it's fishing.  The gentleman below was trying his hand at the Junction  Pool.  

Didn't look like he was having much luck.

A pleasant forty miles.

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