Caravel Guest House
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... where Harry Potter was penned. Adjacent to the cafe we found a patisserie and had tea n crumpets. As an aside, what the heck are crumpets? Another thing, the locals call cookies biscuits. A biscuit to me is a scone, I tried once in Dublin to establish the names, but my attempts at delineation only got a quizzical look. I didn't try the same here with our Scottish waitress. Anyway judging from her accent she must've been Polish, ...
... mates straggling behind her. But the sash wasn't what made this group stand out for me. No, rather it was the fact that all seven of them were dressed in black leotards, pink short tutus, pink 'Madonna' lace fingerless glovelets from elbow to wrist and, the piece de resistance, little pink butterfly wings across their backs. Mind you, the average size of each maiden was about twice of me, and you get ...
... was built by King David for his mother.
As we left the castle, we started to walk down the Royal Mile, the road leading from the castle down to Holyrood Palace at the bottom. It was tourist central, every two shops in three were full of tartan and shortbread. The others were pubs and cafes. We had a quick look around some of the gift shops, without buying anything, before stopping for a coffee and scone (cider for David) in a cafe just off the Royal Mile.
Today checked out of our royal diggs at Prestfield and left Edinburgh. The first stop was Jedburgh on the Scottish, where Mary stopped when she fell off her horse, then became very ill and almost died. It was thought she would not make it, and her half brother was pocketing her silver. A French doctor saved ...
Last day in Edinburgh, cold and light rain, so more like the typical Scottish weather really. We drove out of the city centre to the harbour to visit the Royal Britannia Yacht. We're not really mad royalists, but it is a part of recent history. The ship is almost part of a shopping centre, where we parked then went up to level 3. On board you wind your way along the decks and use an audio guide to explain the vsrious parts ...