I drove to Hawick, last Friday.
I suddenly had an afternoon on my hands and the weather was unseasonably brilliant. So I pointed the car at a road I haven’t driven before.
I took the A68 for most of the way, wanting to stop and take photos every ten seconds, such is the beauty.
Scotland in the sunshine is a perfection of sky, landscape and scale.
It was so ridiculously luxuriant to have an adventure completely to myself. Time stopped whizzing by and the sun warmed my thoughts and bones. Blissful.