After a late night session ending in a hotel that – on request of Jim Love of Lotus Drivers Club Scotland – served matching sandwiches, the last full Scottish breakfast the next morning was one with mixed feelings. On the one hand going home and share the stories and spread the word about the beauty of Scotland is something to look forward to. On the other hand it meant that road tripping is over, for now.
The weather was also a mixed feelings thing. The days before loads of water from the skies had been dropped down, locally resulting in some flooding. But on this day rain was just some drizzle now and then. On the roads, not all flooding had disappeared though. Which resulted in some spectaculair driving and the occasional wet feet while driving from Edinburgh to Duns.
The last part of this morning route had lead us across the Border region, an area that reminded us of the Highlands. Rugged beauty and deserted roads, with lots and lots of gravel on the road surface and some pot holes here and there. This, together with the wet roads, meant that careful driving was needed.
This part of the tour on this final day ended in Duns where we had a look at the former Jim Clark Room, soon to be the Jim Clark Motorsport Museum.
After a nice lunch at Hugo’s Café and Winebar it’s time to drive to Newcastle-upon-Tyne to get the ferry back to Holland. What an amazing week this has been! Unforgettable, a road trip that will always stay on top of our minds.
Alba, tha gaol againn ort.