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... the USA heart rate. Like every good tease it
is invariably better than the real thing. A surging Kaymer, the plucky Garcia
and the stolid Jamie Donaldson brought home the spoils. Despite the pre-match
chest beating from the sage Jack Nicklaus and Butch Harmon, no one advised them
to bring jam to this buffet as they were surely to be toast. The old adage that
teams function better than groups of even inspirational individuals was never
... who we have seen in NZ (he has been on the TV show '7 Days' twice) and chatted to him for quite some time about his experiences there. He also filled us in on how the Festival works and where to get more information, and we decided to go and catch his show that evening, along with another show at the same venue. Both were hilarious.
Along the way we managed to slip into the Royal Mile Whisky ...
... the best were probably the Meerkats (smaller than we thought they would be), the numerous primates from Africa in the Living Links Centre, Sun bears and the list goes on. There were lots of penguins and numerous other obscure creatures that one could only describe as extraordinarily ugly. There was a enormous rhino, a couple of Pygmy hippos and a Bengal tiger. Due to time and fatigue factors we did not wait for the giant Panda exhibition.
This is a ...
... With that in mind, I headed for the hills (quite literally), taking a wee trip into the beautiful, yet haunting, landscapes of the Scottish highlands. Highlights of the trip included the serene Loch Lomond, a partial view of the UK's highest peak, Ben Nevis, and a boat trip on Loch Ness in search of the famed Loch Ness Monster. Unfortunately I didn't catch a glimpse of the illusive Nessie, not that I expected to...as my Scottish friend Alister (of OBHS house master fame) ...
... and imagine Holyrood House is there!" BECAUSE IT WAS ALL A WHITE-OUT! still - we sat smugly ! We then went into Edinburgh Castle walking across what will be the floor on which the Tattoo happens tonight, surrounded by towering stands of seats. We had The Group photo professionally snapped there but it will be a miracle if there is any Castle visible behind us or maybe it will be a panoramic fog background! The Castle ...