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Travel Blogs from Edinburgh
A coolish morning with a few showers but the afternoon turned sunny and a bit warmer 15c ish.
Up at 6am, breakfast at 7am, city tour with Allan McDonald at 8:30
I did not know Alexander G Bell and Robert Louis Stevenson were born here?
JK Rowlings lives here with her 2nd hubby and two kids.
Saw a lot of sights ending up at ...
... exaggerate the steepness rather like Athens.
We start off on the Royal Mile which is packed with street performers of every kind. We particularly enjoy the Charlie Chaplain and Invisible Man mime artists but there is also a guy, sitting on a unicycle, juggling with flaming torches, choirs, pipers and other assorted acts.
IAN: grammatical error by Gill - the guy was most certainly not juggling choirs or pipers!
At the top of the street ...
... which is unusual for them.
Today we stood at one of the tee's watching Phil Mickelson..... he was waiting for the green to clear before he hit so we waited and watched with him for approx ten minutes (not bad on the eyes at all!)... after he hit, he and his fellow players walked within ten feet from where we were standing. It was very thrilling...! Especially when you are convinced that he looked right at you! ...
... impressed with his loyalty looked after him for many years until he died at his master's graveside. There is a statue of Bobby out in the street and he also has his own gravestone next to his master in the churchyard. There is also a local custom to leave sticks on the gravestone for wee Bobby to play with. Almost adjacent to Bobby's statue is a small cafe where local legend has it that one JK Rowling (cue the violins) ...
... it to be a lot colder, but we've just put it down to it being a different kind of cold than NZ as well as having amazing 24/7 heating in our new flat. We've had a few dustings of snow which really didn't eventuate to anything. That being said though, we are still not through the thickest of winter months yet.
After we both finally locked down some jobs, we moved into the 1st flat we looked at. It's on the cusp of a suberb called Leith and is not too far ...