After a few glasses of wine a paddle in the river seemed a good idea…. the scrabble down the banking resulted in nettle stings…. and disturbing the midges even worse! Now holed up in my friends van drinking more wine to kill the itching!

Cumbrian midges are just as bad as Scottish ones! Hopefully won’t be as bad in Jedburgh!! But then again it will just be me and Sprout, so chances of making bad decisions through alcohol are slim!!… god help me on our next trip though!