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Another grey morning as we hopped on another bus tour through Edinburgh to Queensferry across the Firth of Forth in the Kingdom of Fife. From there we got on the Forth Belle for a bait trip on the Forth. The sun came out briefly and was very warm. Saw seals, the ruins of a monastery, the train bridge built the same time as the Eiffel Tower, the suspension road bridge ...
... It consisted of acts from many of the Commonwealth territories, such as tribal dancing from Africa, a show with army men celebrating the armed forces, bagpipes and drums, a steel drum band from Trinidad (Vicky's favorite), highland dancers and much more. It was a very great experience- aside from when they tried to get too hip and remix a bunch of popular songs. The whole cast came out and was dancing and such. If you ...
... and lunch at the Royal Deck Tea Room. Very nice. Actually, my sandwich was a bit dry, and I dipped it into my soup. Hope no-one noticed. Since I have been in England, gin and tonic has become my drink of choice.
Today is important for Edinburgh, as trams have been reintroduced. They stopped in 1956 and it had taken many years and millions of pounds to get them back.
The weather was warm and sunny again today, and ...
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... Cow Gate (another little section of town - which had been transformed and packed with Fringe venues) and more or less straight into the next free comedy show that was on.
The show was full and we had to stand, but we thought that was probably a good thing as it meant the show would be OK. It was really good, had a bunch of comedians doing 10 minutes stints as a way of promoting their paid gigs. After that we we grabbed some more drinks and went into a second free ...