Great event rounded off by a trip to Jim Clark museum in Duns on Monday where Mrs Blue took my wallet to buy me a present! It was good to meet Nigel and Colin and an initially unrecognisable David Brown accompanied by Nevil and John Aston. Mrs Blue was entrusted to take a photo of myself with Nigel and Colin and challenged to include our feet, she certainly did get our feet in the frame but took a video instead of a still, however, I managed to get a screen grab.
Cracking photos Blue!
It was great to meet you & Maggie. I'm glad you managed to fit in a visit to the Jim Clark museum. I hope you had a good drive home.
Cheers for the photo, great weekend all around,
Nigel, yes Jim Clark museum visit was very worthwhile, Mrs Blue even bought me a JC fleece and cap, but sadly it was with money from my wallet! The road to Duns is incredibly undulating with lots of blind summits and sharp bends, I can just imagine JC racing around those roads. I was going to take an unclassified road out of Duns heading north west past the Golf Club but a Google search showed it to be in an atrocious state, which surprised me, so I took the next road B6456 which was quite scenic and no traffic. We arrived home around 6.30 pm and weather was nice enough for a G&T and BBQ. We met no blocks of cyclists on the way home but while looking around the Car Show, I found the ideal car to deal with the lycra lads, it even has an obstinate one attached to the roof
Colin, re' route on old military road I have always wanted to do a Jonathan and say "PM sent"
Great to meet you both and finally put a face to John Aston!
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Haha! I meant to go & look at that Capri, but I completely forgot!
The first time I visited the Jim Clark museum (or room, as it was then), was about ten years ago, on a blat from Staffordshire to Edinburgh & I remember feeling rather awed by the thought that Jim would have spent his formative years driving the same roads. It has to be said, the whole area is prime blatting territory!
The unclassified road running past the golf club & up over the Lammermuir Hills is a cracker, recommended. (Photo below!) It probably is a little bumpy in places, but large sections of it are fine. It shouldn’t be much of a challenge in a CSR! (Not that you were in the CSR) I like the B6456 too. It’s a little short on bends, but as you say, it’s very scenic & it’s generally very quiet.
Glad you got back in time for a barbecue & a G&T, that sounds like a great end to a fantastic weekend!