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... booked a night at the Edinburgh Central Guesthouse on Hill Street in the 'new' town. The new town is a bit of a misnomer, it's actually quite old for being new, older than New Zealand in fact. The new town is a maze of one way roads, narrow cobbled streets, blocked off pedestrian streets and a severe lack of parking. The guesthouse was only 20 metres up the street from where we were dropped and we were soon shown into our room. David had called earlier in the morning to arrange to ...
... on the ship, the Compass Rose Lounge. No surprise, we quickly had a drink in our hand and were making new friends, a group of 6 couples from Lodi and Northern California.
Dinner in the Amphora Restaurant was up to its usual high standard. Judy had prime rib and I had mushroom risotto. It’s difficult to get used to the sun setting at 10PM and rising at 4AM but that’s just the way it is in the northern ...
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First of all, sorry for not blogging more often – now working and last thing I want to do is sit on a computer in the evening – no pun intended!
Secondly – there really hasn't been much travelling of late. Just work, home, work, home, etc etc.
Ha! I hear you mutter – in the same rut again as when she was in Aus – why not do it at home?
Well my ...
... for room to land.
Not far along we stopped at Tantallon Castle, built in the mid 1300's, and stronghold of the Red Douglases. Over the centuries it withstood three seiges, but after Cromwell attacked it with his cannon in 1651, it was left in ruins. It is in a magnificent position, high on the clifftops overlooking the Firth of Forth.
We stopped for lunch at St Abbs, a small fishing village with a tiny harbour. We took the coast road ...
... covenanters that opposed Charles 1 of England- exposure to the scottish winter, starvation, whippings and salt torture created the most brutal and sad aspect of Edinburgh history. In the end those who survived the 5 month torture were shipped to the indies for indentured labour but he ship sunk and only 7 survived. Before the original battle there were 5000 men. Crazy waste of lives.
Anyway the ghost in this story is bloody Mackenzie who ordered all the punishment to make ...