Trip Six (of Twelve) Galashiels and Hawick
As it’s the summer, I felt that it’s time to stay a bit closer to home. I just want to avoid the heat, the copious amounts of families and higher prices of travel. So trip six in my year of travel.
I was able to mix business with pleasure this trip. I headed down to Hawick on Sunday morning. My first stop was in Galashiels. I have no idea how I’ve never been there before. I took some time to wander around the town, to take it in and to take some pictures. It’s a quaint wee place. Wound up spending a bit of money in a charity shop buying some new shirts and a lovely sweater (all for under thirteen pounds!)
I do love a good charity shop haul. Anyone else out there like them too?
Onwards to Hawick
Like Galashiels I’d never been to Hawick so it was quite the adventure. I took the route through Jedburgh to Hawick and it was a stunning day for a drive. I arrived to my B&B, checked in, set my stuff down and headed out for a late lunch in the heart of Hawick. I got a lovely sandwich at the Black Horse and ate al fresco. I particularly liked the sound of the town’s clock, opposite it, with its horses racing in circle.
After lunch was a wander around the town and along the river. Then returned to North Bridge B&B for a rest before dinner.
After a rest, I met up with my friend and fellow trainer Lesley. We had a fantastic Italian meal and lots of laughs ahead of our full day of training
Blogging and Canva Training in Hawick
The next morning it was down to breakfast and out the door to the Heart of Hawick where Business Gateway is based. Lesley kindly allowed me to deliver a bit of blogging training and a mini Canva workshop too. It was a long and wonderful day. We had a blast. Once done Lesley and I took a long trip home.
I decided to go south west out of Hawick to get to the main motorway that is the artery between England and Scotland. It was a stunning drive back through the country to the M73. At times it was fog so thick we had to slow down to about 30 just to make it through.
So down to Galashiels and Hawick – makes it my “trip 6” for the year – out of twelve.
Really it’s more than that, but we’re calling it number six. Next up it’s Rhu, Edinburgh and a long day trip to Glencoe with my old school friend Kim. Can’t wait for this.
More soon. Thanks for reading if you read this far.
Here are a few more pictures from Galashiels and Hawick over on my personal Instagram (#caligaluk) if you’re interested…You can read the full text there too.
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Also you may be interested in checking out my Scottish Travel Journals on Amazon UK (they’re available on most Amazons) – I’m adding more on a regular basis…Watch this space.