Thursday, May 13, 2010


Here are some photos from our time in Hawick (pronounced Hoyk). We stayed at an adorable B&B while we were there, and the owners were great! We had our first full english breakfast, and I'm pretty sure that was the first time we've actually eaten real bacon!

The Turnbull Monument. What a day.

View from the back of the monument. There's a poem that is carved around the bottom:

His arms robust, the hearty hunter flung
around his bending horns and upward rung

With writhing force his neck retorted round
and rolled the panting monster on the ground

Crushed with enormous strength his bony skull
and courtiers hailed the man who turned the bull

That's pretty impressive stuff! That's my my heritage!

This is at the textile museum we went to. The piece of fabric I'm touching is the most rare and valuable fabric ever made. A suit in this fabric would cost £35,000!

This is Todd outside our B&B with his new favorite drink...Irn-Bru

One of many Turnbull establishments in the town

The town of Hawick. This is where the bus dropped us off, and we had no idea where to go from there. We didn't even have room reservations anywhere, so we wandered until we found somewhere to stay, which was fun.

They have their own currency, or are trying to at least...

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