King Malcolm Hotel
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... to pull the canal boats and also they have a mythological history. These sculptures were completed in 2013 and are quite spectacular set against the backdrop of the Forth and Clyde canal. There are also smaller versions of the sculptures both in Edinburgh and at the wheel. He was a busy boy this sculptor!
The Falkirk wheel is a rotating boat lift which moves craft from the Union canal to the Forth & Clyde 115ft below. What a wonderful feat of engineering ...
... trip using public transportation.
I hopped onto the 11:17 bus from Dunfermline, which took me on about a 30 minute trip to the little town of Kelty. It was a rainy day, and I was glad of the umbrella when I disembarked. I was in a mostly residential part of town, but there were two stores open, and since I had an hour wait in the increasing cold and rain, I divided my time between the two, more or less. Thankfully I had brought ...
... spread of seafood for dinner and a ginger beer watching the sunset. On our way back to Edinburgh we stopped off at Glencoe mountain. They have a chair lift that operates all year round. For £10 you get a packed lunch and a lift pass to go the top which I though was pretty good value. We sat at the top eating our lunch in our shorts and tshirts which was a bit funny because only 100m was left over snow from the winter. Last winter there was so ...
... children and murdered men. Back then, if you were convicted to die for murder, men swiftly had their heads chopped off, women – well, they had their hands and feet tied, then were thrown in the river, which also happened to be the sewer.
Keeping with the creepy theme, I ate a pork sandwich from a place that had an entire mutilated pig in the window, and checked out some graveyards. Not one angel in site, all flat headstones, ...
... really classic! At 9pm the musicians began to trickle in, one by one (some appeared to know eachother, but it was clearly a "drop in" kind of thing). Once seated, they headed to the bar, got a pint of liquid inspiration, and then proceeded to play traditional tunes. At one point (around 10:30), there were about fourteen musicians jamming together, and the vibe was really amazing. Nancy and I thought of all the people we knew who would get ...