George & Abbotsford Hotel
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... and they were subject to much cannon fire over the years, and not much is left of them today. Even with what is left today, they are magnificent structures, simply breathtaking.
Robyn and I got up early one morning, and went for a walk, and enjoyed a crystal clear Scottish morning, and a trip to the local bakery. Yum.
Enjoy the pictures,
... the start of a huge brawl with loads of people looking on. It turns out it is traditional game called Hand Ba' (handball) played annually by the town locals. With an apparent lack of rules, the objective is for the Uppies and Doonies (people from the top end of town and the bottom end of town) to get the ball to their opponents end of the town. The ball is recent modification to the ...
Left about 9:15 and arrived about 6 hours later. Very smooth flight with a hot meal and 2 movies.
Sleep deprivation does strange things to people and some people found things much funnier than others. Not to mention any names.
Waiting to go ...
... tourists) putter into the lower level of the wheel and they are swung (slowly) up to the canal above. They have a really nice visitor's center and cafe and play area for kids along the canal. The place was packed with tour buses and families, it was Sunday after all. So, I put Angus down at a picnic table and wandered around to look at the Wheel. I bought a sandwich and two bottles of water (which I guzzled) and sat in the shade enjoying the day. Then I wandered around ...
... costumed folk; I took a stroll through the botanical gardens where I was greeted by squirrels playing in the trees and along the grass, watched the perfectly elegant looking white pigeons and discovered more amazing architecture in the ancient garden-houses dotted throughout.
I poked my head into a workshop-come-museum where you could watch the making of kilts and tartan-wear; went around the corner to a whisky brewery and then hurried off to ...
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