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Weather: overcast with drizzle at times (Remember, we are in Scotland!)
Lanark, Scotland has one claim to fame (there may be others) - William Wallace (Braveheart) lived with his wife in Lanark and began his campaign against the English here in 1297. There is a statue of him on the front of the local church.
With the weather being like it was exploring the sites of Lanark today was not such a good idea. What better ...
... in a soggy Glasgow in the late afternoon & walked the 3klms to our hotel on the other side of the river. Once there we quickly rejuvenated ourselves & headed back into town to meet up with Stevo (mentioned in the last blog). Steve met us in a busy after work style pub & he was very helpful in letting us know about Glasgow & where to go.
When the rain clouds parted we went off to another pub & on the way Steve pointed out some of the places we might ...
... end, perhaps I didn’t want the day to end any more than Donna did. I noticed that she went up to the podium and hugged one of the judges! Wow, friendly town. She explained later that he was an old boyfriend of hers!
We watched the judges handing out the trophies to the owners of the prize winning pets and heavy events.
The Carloway Cattle show may have been short on cattle, but it was very long on warm fuzzies. Amazing how a day like that can make some many people feel ...
I got to my hostel, then went to a museum/art gallery that was close by. It was pretty good and I was there for an hour and a half or so. The hostel I was in was right next to a massive park, so i walked through that and just took in the scenery and the peace and quiet. Then I went to Sainsburys and bought myself some bourbon biscuits, tang drink and a whisper chocolate bar....all junk that I love and isn't easily obtained back home. ...
... to get rid of it and not have it go to waste. In more recent centuries, however, they have removed the spoiled meat and "mince meat" now just consists of the sweet stuff that surrounded it. They taste like magic. After cleaning up, I packed up and went back to the library for the third time that day and stayed until almost midnight, but I got a lot accomplished. Back to the flat to Skype my parents and see my beautiful puppy, then bed. February 10- Lecture at 10am. I arrived ...