Seem to have become entangled with the new distraction recently, though I don’t think its going to blow the project completely off course. Choose an overnight trip to Over Phawhope to introduce the niceties of bothying, which got the thumbs up, despite the intrusion of a new motorway forestry track right up to the bothy door.
Over Phawhope bothy with the new forestry track that takes a fair bit of the ambience away from the place
Ship shape and bristol fashion
Before heading back to Edinburgh the next day, went over to Eskmuirdale and the Samye Ling Tibetan Centre for a bit of transcendental contemplation.
Time to reflect…
The weather gods were with us today as I took the day off and headed down to Tweedsmuir and Gameshope bothy. After a leisurely lunch headed up the hill to Molls Cleuch Dod, and back round to Talla Linnfoots.
Lunch outside Gameshope bothy
Inside the bothy, shame there’s no stove at present
View down glen to Talla Reservoir
Don’t quite know how I ended up scrambling along a river bank in the pitch dark, soaking wet and within a whisker of walking past a fairly evident bothy, but it all added to the sense of adventure. Thanks to my partner in crime for the lift and moral support, and sorry for the snoring.
Drying off wet clothes
The path by the River Add, which seemed far more precarious in the dark