Sunday, 22 February 2009

Meikle Says Law.

Heather the Weather she say East East it was.Bob picked me at about 8.30am and we headed along the M8 towards the sunshine.I had my eye on the Marilyn Meikle Says Law in the Lammermuirs.Stopped off on the way in Gifford to try and buy an OS map but to no avail.South from Gifford along the B6355 at first and then on to a minor road with the odd large pothole....just like Glasgow :)

Parked at NT612636 in glorious sunshine.We booted up and then set of mapless down the track to Faseny cottage.

A look at Anquet Maps on my pc the previous night had assured me that if we follow either of the landrover tracks to the North we would be transported effortlessly to the summit.Like buggery they do..! Our chosen one petered out not long after crossing the river....talking of which there is no bridge here and you will almost certainly get wet feet after any rainfall.Anyway,onwards through the heather and we reached the summit in 1hr 15mins although both of us felt that it was harder than most Munros.

Alex bags the trig....a primary one at that :)

Loads of ticks for me on or near this summit.A Marilyn,a trig point,East Lothian county top and a few hundred yards away the Berwickshire county top was duly bagged also :)

We split up as usual and took our individual routes back to the car.Loads of white hares around and you would expect a healthy raptor population as a result of this...we never seen one all morning.Draw your own opinions with regard to that...

Bob decided he wanted to go to Bellhaven Bay at Dunbar to see if he could get some decent surf shots.Suited me because I could bag a few trig points and a bonus Fundamental Bench Mark on the way.

View over to Traprain Law from the Whittinghame FBM....

We rolled on down to Bellhaven bay only to discover that whatever wind there was,was in the wrong direction for the breakers to appear.Nevertheless there were some great views along the beach towards the Bass Rock......

Visited Yellowcraigs beach on the other side of North Berwick on the way home for more pics of the rock also.A Marilyn,2 trig points,a FBM and a Bernsten to tick for me.As if anybody else is interested :)

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