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A RETURN TO SOME FONDLY-REMEMBERED SCOTTISH HAUNTS

for
John & Carole Fowles, accompanied by Eric and Patricia Creaney

May 7th-8th 2010




(source & commentary: Eric Creaney)

John Fowles at Melrose Abbey.

Eric writes :
"We met, as arranged, in the Park-and-Ride at Edinburgh
and then drove round the ring road and and south down
that picturesque A68 route to Melrose for a soup
and sandwich lunch in the cafe opposite the Abbey."




Melrose Abbey

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(source & commentary: Eric Creaney)

"We then did a short detour along the north side of the
Eildons to view the middle Eildon which John had climbed
several times—but we declined the offer of a repeat climb."


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(source & commentary: Eric Creaney)

"We then proceeded to St Columba's, where John
had spent some time in Philosophy (before it re-opened
in the late 40s as a Junior seminary). Then we walked down
to the Tweed where he remembered many a cross-country run!"


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(source: John Fowles)

(L-R): Carole Fowles, Eric and Patricia Creaney.

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(source: John Fowles)

The Wallace Monument at Bemersyde near Dryburgh.


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(source & commentary: Eric Creaney)

"This is Monteviot House where John did his final studies
and from where he was ordained (in Galashiels June, 1953).
Here he is searching for the window looks out from his old room.




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(source & commentary: Eric Creaney)

"Time for reflection / meditation in the arbour at Monteviot."



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(source & commentary: Eric Creaney)

"We returned north via St. Boswell's (Old Town) to Dryburgh
and then to the Wallace Monument and onwards to Scott's View."


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(source & commentary: Eric Creaney)

"John had heard a lot about this view
but had not, somehow, visited there before
so he he was more than pleasantly surprised,
and the sun welcomed us there."

 


(source & commentary: Eric Creaney)

That wonderful view across the Eildons.





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