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... countryside. This was more of a military base and there were soldiers stationed here right up to 1964. We also happened upon a talk on the art of tapestry making. Some twenty are being recreated for the castle and one of the artisans was telling us all about how they are made. Sadly it's a dying art as there is not much demand for their work and young people are not learning the craft these days. The work he showed us was very ...
... lemon tart or 'warm' apple pie. With the Scottish accent, they thought they had been offered 'worms'!! Moses was shocked when he ate some Scottish strawberries because they are so sweet. He vowed never to have strawberries again in Australia! (Let's see how long that lasts!) Day 3: Edinburgh. We drove back to Edinburgh today and spent the day in town. During the drive Moses and I decided that we could happily live in Scotland, because it's so beautiful, We have loved every minute of ...
... valleys and massive rockey peaks jutting up into the sky. Overall, much more mountainous than I wAs expecting. At times I thought we were in the Himalayas!
We began our tour by bussing out to Edinbugh airport to pick up the rental car. (surprisingly a Chevy Cruze) We drove past Glasgow and continued for a while and then saw Loch Lomond ( for future reference loch means lake, glen means valley, ben means mountain). We stopped in a little village and walked ...
... Famous Five' ish with a hidden tunnel under the castle and a dungeon! We then went back to Asruther and had our fish and chips! The shop has won many many awards and apparently a 2 hour wait in the line is not uncommon. We were lucky and got straight in, and, happily, the fish and chips lived up to its famous name.Crispy, beautiful batter, yummy chips and all served in paper like all fish should be. Happy campers, we then headed in the direction of ...
Note - this post is from Friday but we couldn't find any wifi spots last night that were open.
Today we woke up to a beautiful morning in Edinburgh. Finally no rain!!! We set off to get the car parked since we were still parked in front of the hotel. We met the nicest old man in the car park and after chatting him up he gave us a free parking ticket!! Woohoo - that's beer money at roughly £20!
Castle Edinburgh is at the top of an ancient volcano and is ...
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