first pitch

oldbridge
(Old Bridge, Dumfries)

This weekend was the first time this year we’ve had the chance to really get outside — by which I mean, not just go for a walk, but get in the tent. I can’t tell you how happy this makes me. We’ve had such a nice couple of days. There were ruins to explore . . .

dundrennan2
(Dundrennan Abbey)

sweetheart
(Sweetheart Abbey)

dundrennan1
(grave at Dundrennan)

. . . there were textiles in the Dumfries Museum for me (I like local museums and this is a very good one.)

receipt
(‘receipt’ book. 1840s).

. . . there was a hill race for Tom. . .

criffel
(Warming up for Criffel Hill Race. . . )

And best of all, we found a well-placed pitch, complete with red squirrels scampering in the trees above. Watching squirrels from my tent with a giant cup of tea! What could be better?

tea
(tea!)