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Friday 2pm - Collect rental car from Enterprise, Elm Row Saturday 9am - Set off on our Highland Adventure Weather conditions to determine route: West: Loch Lomond, Oban, ? , fort William North: cross the Forth bridge, Perth, Pitlockry, ?, Fort William 4pm Arrive to hotel on the Isle of Skye 7pm Donevan Castle for Fireworks and bonfire Drive back to hotel ? Stop to gaze at ...
Monday 27 August 2012 – Edinburgh
Today, I got up at 11am feeling not very refreshed. The traffic noise and Ian's snoring last night drove me to distraction. I hardly got any sleep at all.
Ian made breakfast then we decided to tour Holyrood Palace, which is the Edinburgh residence of the Queen when she is here. It is also where Zara Phillips had her wedding and where the Queen conducts the ceremony of the Order of ...
... it was now coming out the heavens!!
The traffic getting through Newcastle was simply hell with every traffic
light in the town making sure it gave us a red on approach.
Once I got my pads from the shop it was off towards the M1 and head for
home!! This road was pure and simply terrible to travel!! Single lane and truck
after truck seemed to be all it was. The satnav tried to take me off the main
road and I thought for a while "why the hell ...
... though were those belonging to Mary Queen of Scots. We stood in the spot where Mary’s husband, and his men, murdered her aide/secretary as it was thought that their relationship had developed too strongly. The weight and sense of significant world history throughout these rooms was quite spine chilling and palpable.
After the Palace we headed towards the New Town area for lunch and to try and warm up. The cold here is really limiting ...
... air. [She must still have been talking about the countryside, because we saw no muttons in Edinburgh.]
As I whiled away the time before my flight, I was approached by a woman doing a survey on the quality of the airport. As Edinburgh Airport was clean, quiet and comfortable, I was able to answer that on all counts, I was "very satisfied".
The only thing with which I was "very not satisfied" was my own fault. I'd packed ...