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... 4 of the above adjectives must apply before the
weather is truly dreich. And lastly for sure, the words of the Bard on the men being men:
Then let us pray that come it may,
(As come it will for a' that,)
That Sense and Worth, o'er a' the earth,
Shall bear the gree, an' a' that.
For a' that, an' a' that,
It's coming yet for a' that,
That Man to Man, the world o'er,
Shall brothers be for a' that.
... found a sit down one, which neither of us used :).
We walked back along the beach and noticed people bravely swimming in the sea. An interesting shoreline with one part of the beach having large rocks to the waters edge and then sand meets the rocks to become a sandy beach further up. Is a busy place, with a golf course between the castle and the beach. Very interesting little walk. Farmers paddocks are made into public access ways with walking ...
... We're always told that these old castles were actually very brightly painted in their days, so they have been painstaking research on how some of the royal rooms would have looked and reprinted them to those findings. After seeing ruins and dark, dingy, damp rooms, it was a tad startling to come into a room and see these brilliant colors. It took some getting used to, but I understand what they're trying to do. They are also completely recreating a set of ...
... including the Stone of Destiny and a giant Claymore) and frolicked merrily on the ramparts.
After feasting upon Subways new Chicken Snitzel Sub we continued on to the Scottish Parliament, where we explored the seat of Scottish Democracy. Now if you are anything like me, which I assume most of you are not, you would ask yourself - "hold on there Noah, isnt Scottland part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Norther Ireland?". You would be correct ...
... order to reach Edinburgh) was still closed. She said she'd just gotten off the phone with the police, and the snow gates were still closed. When I asked how we were supposed to get south to Edinburgh, she advised we'd have to drive all the way to Aberdeen (ON THE NORTH SEA) and then down. There was a local man there, however, delivering eggs, and he advised how we might cut a little of that drive down, and take a cross-country "slug road." It ...