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Spent the day in Aberdeen today, a very wet Scottish day but warm, so not much outdoor exploring. Unfortunately Balmoral Castle was closed so could not visit nor play a round of golf at St Andrews!! Aberdeen is a very floral town with baskets of flowers everywhere. The main street has pennants of all countries strung from one side of the road to the other.
Put the rain jackets on and walked along the old railway line from ...
Picked up our Mercedes rental car and off we went. Left Edinburgh heading for Aberdeen with a few detours on the way and a change of plan more than once!!! Think that's all I need to say.
Spent nearly two hours in a cafe with free wifi trying to find somewhere to stay in Aberdeen. Managed to get a room and when we turned up the reservation had not come through ...
... grass, through some water... A balancing act on rocks to avoid falling into the water. We slightly reach higher grounds and small waterfalls appear. Clouds cover the tops of the mountains again. The views are amazing though. I always think everything has its charm, so does rain. So after that moist walk we decide to head over to the Talisker Distillery in the nearby area. Time to start comparing some whisky. We really liked Oban... ...
... of the world. He is so devoted to his birds and training them daily, that he can never have a holiday. His father trained him and he has started passing on his knowledge to his 9 year old son.
Back in Aberdeen, Ron, Liz and Andrew (Liz's son) had a round of golf at Peterculter (Liz's course), while Kara and I paid bills and tried to re-arrange Kara's flight home. Kara had been booked to fly to Tel Aviv to spend 6 days there ...
... type house. The lady was nice but I could tell she thought I was weird. My room had a very tall ceiling, so it felt aristocratic. But it was freezing in that room!! And the heat was off at night so when I woke up the next morning, it was like waking up camping or something. It felt like 30 degrees in my room. I had to dress in my layers again just to be in my room. I was glad I was only there one night.
I will write tomorrow about the next day. But I want ...
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