Friday, 17 August 2012
Wet welcome to Scotland
Some contrast to yesterday. Poured with rain all morning. We gave up waiting for it to ease and ploughed through flooded roads to Carlisle. Welcome coffee on station when we arrived, then we picked up B Road that runs alongside the A74 to Gretna and the Border. Still raining so we pressed on and eventually reached Dumfries for a late lunch. River in flood here is dramatic as it is thundering over a huge weir and massive logs are caught and are churning over and over. Below average pub lunch and now heading for overnight at Thornhill. Just realised that like the Tiverton hotel the inclusion of 'hill' in the name may be an ominous sign!