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Once again we docked under sunny skies, in Greenock, the
port of Glasgow, but there is a real promise of rain today. This is the port
where we will be staying the longest—arrived at 7 am and leaving at 2am. This
was arranged to allow people to take the 2 hour drive to Edinburgh for the
Military Tattoo this evening. While I’m sure it would be quite a spectacle and
... a cup of coffee and to use their Wi-Fi so we Skyped the kids which were all at Helen’s place having a party for her. Ended up at Fort William which is a very nice town where the main street has been turned into a mall. We then went to Harry Potter’s railway viaduct where the Hogwarts Castle train went over. We were lucky as when we were about to leave a train went over the viaduct. Left here and went home getting there about 7.30pm. Off again tomorrow to a different Airbnb ...
... Parking is terrible and apparently they patrol the streets like vultures so we were relieved that they had a room and a car park. Up the stairs to inspect a room and it looks ok. Not the same standard as we have been getting but there were only 3 in the book to choose from and the only one with parking and we are only staying 1 night.
Lugged our bags up the million stairs, went to the loo and the toilet doesn't flush! Oh, that's ok, we will get ...
... a shock at how much cheaper drinks were...good times were had and a lot of singing/dancing happened (I won't stand by the fact that any of it was decent/good but we had a ball). It was complete anarchy. The hundreds of Irish men in the bar, along with about 4 or so Scottish women, were erupting. "Yes Sir, I can Boogie" will forever be in my head from that night and I will love it!
The next day, I woke up to a phone call from my ...
... and into a garden) across the beautiful river via a lovely footbridge into the big new area of tarted-up riverside where one finds things like the Science Centre and the "Armadillo," a fancy Sydney Opera House rip-off Concert Hall, then some more very ropey inner city suburbs, these increasingly filled with loud and rather drunk groups of celebrating football fans (and the busloads of morose away-team supporters going home disappointed) and then across the motorway on ...