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... the ages that you have to marvel that they still stand. We go to have some lunch and are pleased to hear a quartet of pipers out on the street playing. These are four 20 something lads with some real talent.
Just down the street is a place called Glandstone's Land. This is a house that has been refurbished to the year 1617. Once again it tells you the history of the people, who could have afforded the flats. They have wonderful exhibits about how people ...
... past crops and tonnes of wild flowers. It was lovely! In Edinburg we had the best time. Far more interesting and historic then Glasgow. We spent the first part of the morning at camera obstructa which was a building full of visual illusions and a history of the city. In old town, the Main Street known as high street has the castle and palace at either end of the street. Off high street or the royal mile ...
... tasted. These were: Bunnahabhain 18yo, Laphroaig Triple Wood, Lagavulin Distiller's Edition and Smokehead 18yo. Strangely enough, I don't remember these ones in quite as much detail as the first paddle! Having said that, the Lagavulin was an absolute delight, and Laphroaig is always a winner.
We knew that Claire, John and the boys were going to be arriving early evening, so we decided that it was high time that we went in search of Brew Dog, which was the one thing that Greg ...
... sells all that gear. Whilst meandering aimlessly to kill time between tours also found a map of where all the major clans came from in this really cool map collectors shop. Ended up spending some hard earned on a clan scarf, golfers hat, cuff links along with a few other bits and bobs. Prior to dinner we checked out the torch procession fireworks which were pretty cool. Also gave us an indication of how good new yrs would be. We then met up with the ...
... a bit of a challenge for me. Now if I were a mountain goat I would have had no problems. I did slip on the way down, but I managed to catch myself with my hand and thankfully not the hand holding my camera and I got nothing more then a small scratch on my palm. Since I didn't come down the way I went up I got a bit turned around when I reached the bottom and I walked almost 30-minutes in the wrong direction. I then had to turn around and walk ...