Day 14 & 15 – Innerleithen to Penicuik

Day 14 & 15 – Innerleithen to Penicuik

There is not much about today except, moist feet, walking a busy A road & coming into Edinburgh. Actually I’m currently sitting in an internet cafe in Edinburgh, with some afro beat music playing in the background, with the lady continuously bringing me pots of tea. I’ll be very surprised if I don’t have a strong caffeine addiction by the time I get to John O groats.

However on days like this, with ‘mundane’ walking you have to look beyond & be patient, and something will pop out of somewhere which just takes you away.

We walk a relatively new trail out of Innerlaithen to Peebles, where we arrive 6 miles later.

Busy peebles, church seen in distance
Busy peebles, church seen in distance

This is a busy town, banks, cafes, art shops, barbers, incense shops & the rest of it. It’s all a bit overwhelming, readjusting to everything, so many options all around us. So much confusion, we grab lunch, and I say to Adam, I’m going to sit in the quiet church, so we go. 45 minutes after meditation in this quiet church, stillness is found. I than walk amongst this busy town, holding space & feeling peaceful. We find a spiritual shop called house of Gaia, as we need some incense to help with the less desirable smells of odour coming from our tents! Only entered in for a quick stop, but end of staying for an hour speaking to the lovely shop worker named Hanisa. Deep conversations are had in regards to spiritual healing, fear, environment, walking, ego and the rest of it. Before we know it its 2pm & we still have 15 miles to walk!

So we depart, and walk along the pavement along the A703, fast cars, trucks & motorbikes continuously pass us, but we grit & bear, as we know we have a rest tomorrow in a campsite just outside Edinburgh..

A road
A road

 

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