Santa's Grotto for the next 10 minutes is a bus shelter in Byrness Village. On the menu is a near frozen energy bar and Powerade.
It has been slow going this morning where my bit of the road has usually been covered with ice. I've also spent a lot of time on the narrow stretches stepping off the road to allow the cars, vans and HGVs to pass.
10 miles have been done so far. Carter Bar is 5.5 miles away then it's downhill(ish) to Jedburgh. This picture is my view from the makeshift Grotto.