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Our 2015 tours are finished. I’m glowing from the sheer fabulousness of spending all this time taking wonderful people to amazing places. I’m going to  be missing my travel friends for quite some time, but I’m also looking forward to spending a couple of days with my sweetie as we meander our way home.

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After waving goodbye to the last of our travel companions in St. Andrews this morning, we set out across country, reveling in Scotland’s glorious greenness.

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Our first stop was in Abernethy where we admired and then climbed the 11th century round tower near the church. One of only two such towers in Scotland, this was in particularly good condition. We didn’t hear the bell but we admired it’s solid beauty.

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Once back on the ground, we returned the oversized key and ordered coffee and gf cakes from the tea shop across the way.

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The sky was glorious as we drove south to Balvaird Castle where we had the place to ourselves especially as we explored the grounds and climbed its outer walls.

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This evening we are happily ensconced in a lovely B&B in the Scottish Borders, along the edge of the River Tweed.  Just look at this view from our room:

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6 thoughts on “South to the Border

  1. These photos are so beautiful and make my heart happy. My favorite is the second to the last. It touches me to the core of my being… happy travels towards home.

  2. What a wonderful amd beautiful journey you had. I glad that I got to share the visual feast. Thank you.

  3. I looked forward to walking with you every step of your journey! Memories of Scotland of my own came forward, yet so much was new to me. Thank you, thank you! Just wish we could share a cup of tea and a gf cupcake together and talk all over! Someday?! Lots of love, Nydia

  4. We will be heading north to Scotland on Sunday 12th, and it is wonderful to read of your journey and explorations. What beautiful photographs you take, walking in the world. Thank you!

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