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Weather: the same as yesterday - overcast with threading rain.
Before heading off to Scotland we wandered down to Lake Windermere. After doing the rounds of the local tourist information centre (and Scott buying the compulsory key ring souvenir) we booked on board the M. V. Swan for a 70 minute lake cruise to Ambleside at the northern tip of Lake Windermere.
This was very pleasant despite the fact we had a coolish breeze in our face ...
... cheeseburgers. There are hamburgers in Croatia, and they are good, but they are not the same! So, we indulged and enjoyed every minute of it. Of course, later we sort of regretted it since we both felt kind of queasy. Apparently our systems had, unbeknownst to us, adjusted to the lower fat meat in Croatia. No matter. We enjoyed them while we ate them.
After eating, we went back to the ...
... and hills became mountains, reflected in white as towering clouds castled in the sky. The whites and grays were solid, and this was story land: it was faery country. The world opened up in knuckles and fingers; giant and grotesque, sinking, reeling and rising, and the crunching, crushing age of the place was laid out like a slow ticking clock, counting the years and the years and the years. The tiny little niches people had eked out of the rockside were negligible, and sat in ...
... are playing Scotland in the rugby... Highlight of the day was when a couple of already slightly tanked Bok fans tooted their annoying little horns into a shop I was in... I was standing by the door and it scared the **** out of me... The doorman - a scottish gent in his late fifties, stepped over and in a voice just a shade smaller than a stage whisper said. "Sonny - y'play that thing in mah vicinity once mure... and next time ...
... Upon enquiry, a local policeman on guard at the Scottish parliament house said it wasn’t worth a visit inside but after visiting the Dynamic Earth centre behind it we are now not sure if he meant that building too. Certainly not worth the entrance fee..but you live and learn. It was now peak hour and not a good time for one to drive into the centre of Edinburgh so we caught the 44 bus to Balerno ( a route ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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