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Travel Blogs from Edinburgh
... to have this little bit of quirkiness flapping in the breeze.
After a walk along the coast path and back, six kilometres altogether, we felt quite virtuous. Later we drove to Ardross Farm shop which we had spotted on the way in on Sunday. It was a gourmet’s delight with a huge selection of local fruit, vegetables, free range poultry, rare breed pork, organic lamb and mutton, their own traditionally reared beef, venison, game, ...
We arrived at night, so we used the night to walk around town, get our
bearings, grab a bite to eat, and settle into our hostels.Staying in a hostel for the first time was a fun experience. It reminding me a lot of going to camp as a little kid, where you sleep in a big room with people on bunk beds. And that's exactly what we did. we were lucky enough to have a large enough group of us going that we filled up rooms on our own, so we ...
... A small poll for
sure, but there is definitely a strong sense of Scottish identity and in some
cases the old historic grievances against England still seems very strong. The voting age for the Referendum has been
lowered to 16 and who knows how sixteen year olds will vote and why! It seems to me to be very similar to the
Quebec Referendum where 40% are Yes, 40% are No, and the struggle is for the
middle 20% vote. I ...
Another sunny day and off to Scotland. We all met at Kings Cross station for our 11.00 o'clock train. Train on time and very very long. We very cleverly booked our baggage through and enjoyed the smooth and fast trip to Edinburgh, arriving around 3.15. Hotel quite close to the station so after dumping luggage in our rooms we set off to explore the Royal Mile. We are staying about half way along so walked to the Holyrood Palace and New Parliament house end. Gwen was ...
I did find a few extra things about other members of the O’Hara family and was happy with that.
I took a break for a lunchtime bowl of soup and thought about what I would search for next… and it was back to my friend, Heather’s family. I was lucky enough to find a few bits and pieces that will fill in a couple of gaps, I hope. Heather, I will e-mail you with this information.
At around 3pm I decided ...