Tuesday 13 July 2010

Into the Borders

300 miles down and the IT connections are still not quite doing their job correctly so Chris has been called in to provide a quick update on progress since the 3rd. Vyv is camped out on top of Gyspy Glen to the south of Peebles-timed perfectly for the rainfall promised overnight and ready for a nights sleep after the normally well behaved ponies decided to make a bid for freedom across the Peebles hills when heading through a gate.(thankfully caught by two nurses out for a walk and grateful to find Vyv chasing after the ponies and not lying in a heap on top of the hill)

Since Spean Bridge the trip has continued through Balquidder (many thanks to Ali the farrier who once again rescued Vyv when Magic's shoes had already worn after only 10 days on the road)down to Callandar and Thornhill for a well deserved day of rest for both the ponies and Vyv and Maggie who road with her for the second week. From there Vyv continued to Stirling stopping off with friends near Plean where one saddle was swopped over for a pack saddle and Vyv started on her own for the balance of the trip heading off towards Stenhousemuir where the once famous Falkirk Tryst has now been turned into a golf course. From Falkirk through the central belt and over the Pentlands and down to Peeble before heading on to Hawick and hopefully whilst the trip will be full of drama and adventure, Vyv hopes there will be less rain and a lot less ticks on the next sections.

Hopefully as Vyv heads south the reception for the internet connection will improve allowing the planned daily update to happen and in the meantinme we will get the adress for the blog ammended on the website to allow more people to follw progress and hope that Vyv, Micky and Magic continue to make such excellent progress.

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