Lilliesleaf ford, near Melrose.

Don’t know about you but when I see a ford I want to cross it. This is the Lillieslead ford near Melrose and should you wish to cross to the other side of the water there’s a perfectly good bridge you could use. But where’s the fun in that?

I put the drone in the air and took photos from multiple angles. Which meant multiple ford crossings. Multiple shoe dunkings.

Lilliesleaf ford from above

The sun’s out but, boy, it’s cold in Scotland at the moment so don’t be fooled by the bare arms and legs — I was freezing.

I’d set out that morning in my full set of clothing, including overshoes to keep my feet warm and dry. Hmm.

By the time I’d done the umpteenth crossing my feet were submerged. I suffer for my art.

Boa underwater