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... Made my way back. Ended up walking down the Mound as I couldn't find a bus that I was confident would take me to where I needed to go. It's downhill in that direction so it wasn't too bad. Caught the bus, and headed out to home. After dinner we sat outside to enjoy the last of today's sunshine, with a glass of wine. Now sitting and watching the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony from ...
We left Cromarty in drizzling rain and drove down through the highlands into sunny Edinburgh.
During the day we had it all - cloud, bright sunshine, torrential rain and low cloud on the high peaks, all of which added to the atmosphere. We took the Old Military Road through the Cairngorms National Park, which was truly spectacular. Towering bare hills, huge valleys carved by glaciers, tiny patches of lush green grass beside dark peat ...
... day we went to the famous Edinburgh Castle which was quite amazing. It is actually built extremely high up on an extinct volcano and held many prisoners of war and other important royal and military people. There were cannons lining the castle and lots of rooms inside full of history. The castle is still used for important occasions and even has a cemetery for dogs, which I loved. Next, was a quick stop at a cafe for a cheese and tomato toastie. After that ...
... Oh by the way we have tickets for the finals of the "Amateur
Night at the Apollo" at the world famous Apollo Theatre. Previous artists to have launched a career from
this show include the likes of Ella
Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Dionne Warwick, James Brown, Gladys Night, Jimmy
Hendrix, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and Lauryn Hill. What more can you say
and who might we see!
I have already mentioned the up and ...
... wealth would stay in Scotland. Bill reminds us of the great writers to come out of Scotland: Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, Alexander McCall Smith, and JK Rowling. We saw the cafe where she used to go to write as it was warmer and she was struggling to bring up her 5 year old on her own. We see the Sir Walter Scott Memorial which is extraordinarily ornate and high. There is a statue of Prime Minister William Pitt but he's not liked as he brought in income ...