Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Eildons

This is Scotts View of the Eildon Hills. The name Scotts View comes from this being the purported favorite viewpoint of Sir Walter Scott. So much so that legend has that as his funeral procession passed this spot on the way to Dryburgh Abbey for burial his horses stopped out of habit. In regards to the Eildons, Scott tells the tale of Thomas the Rhymer who is taken inside the hill only to meet a sleeping King Arthur and his nights. Thomas fails a test and is ejected from the mountain and dies from exhaustion after telling his story to some shepherds. I also met a cool old military guy here who sat and talked to me about military life and photography for about an hour.


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