Day 36 Melrose to Lauder
We started the day with a spot of map hunting in Melrose. Our maps go only as far as Lauder so that is where we strolled to today. Melrose is a pleasant town with a nice coffee shop but no maps north of Lauder. Fortified by a nice cup of coffee we set out. My trusty camera gave out the day before yesterday. Its bottom fell off and it no longer knows how bright things are. I have swapped to my mobile phone, it doesn’t seem to know much either.
There is a notice on the bridge which says that it is forbidden to have more than 8 passengers on the bridge at any one time. Would the two of us plus our copious baggage way the same as 8 passengers?
The last three days have each been quite different to the others. Today was a gentle stroll along a river bank and through fields of cattle and sheep. There have been no steep climbs, boggy morasses, downpours, navigational disasters or shortages
A lovely uneventful day ended in Lauder. Tomorrow we might make it to Fala. Tomorrow is an unknown as it depends on a sectoin of disused railway track shown clearly on the map. If this track is impassable then we will have to rethink our day.