Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Wife and I went on a stunning ride today to Oxnam and beyond. We went to Jedburgh and then existed up the hill behind the swimming pool. The road started out as a normal country road until just South of Oxnam. Then it became a gated road that ran through some of the most extraordinary country we have found in the Borders, eventually coming to Morebattle. We saw a fox and many birds and the ride was just lovely even though it was a poor day with occasional rain and lowering clouds. We even had hail at one point and the thermometier hovered around 3 degrees. The road passes through wild hills, the haunt of Roman Soldiers apparently on patrols from Hadrians wall. Some lovely valleys around Hownam.