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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.
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... 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 ...
... to hit the shops or have some lunch. I bought myself a lovely silver claddagh ring from the original jeweler to have started selling the design, and then closeted myself away in a bakery for tea and an eclair. It was then time to snooze on the bus for the three hour drive back to Dublin, getting in a record 8 hours after we left...the longest one day tour I have ever been on!
Quest day! I wanted to mail some stuff back home, as I had been slogged with ...
... pub to enjoy some live folk music. We listened for a bit, then went back over to New Town where we found the Cafe Royal. Slightly more upscale, this bar had beautiful decor and wasn't as crowded as some of the others. We didn't have to wait too long before a table opened up where we enjoyed our drinks and the atmosphere. We capped off the night with a beautiful walk back to the Royal Mile thanks to the great weather. ...
... Victorian buildings perched on 12th and 15th century towers on volcanic bedrock. The 360° views over Edinburgh are spectacular. The Scottish crown jewels are there along with multiple canons. We see the rooms where Mary Queen of Scots lived and watch volunteers portraying Scottish military from the 1600's. They perform a march-out at 4pm along the similarly dated 1600's cobbled road. From there, it is all downhill... One Royal Mile ...
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