2nd June 2018
Weather: Hot & humid start. First rumbles of thunder at 10:40 Rain in Peebles from 13:30, with thunderstorms forecast for the rest of the afternoon.
The “5 miles” route along the tarmac’d former railway line was pleasant enough, spoiled only by the noise of traffic on a nearby road. It was also a gauntlet of barking, snappy dogs. Why do dog owners think it’s funny? Also notable for kamikaze snails crossing the path in baking sunshine.
A “Tweedside path” sign misled me to a dead-end and fence-climb. A pleasant riverside walk into the busy Saturday shopping centre of Peebles. At 12km, it was half as much again as I was expecting, but still the shortest ‘day’ so far.
Don’t think I have seen hawthorn this colour before
Approaching Peebles centre
Jaffa cake sponge in the Ramblers Cafe. Proprietress found its wobble hilarious