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... which J.K. Rowling spent much of her time while writing many of the "Harry Potter" series books. While many of the books in the series are modeled after England, most of what you read and see in the movies were influenced by her looking out one of the back widows of this café overlooking most of the city of Edinburgh. I also saw the head courthouse of Scotland, Scotland's parliament building, and many important statues and monuments.
The second day ...
... where, as a kid, he used to swim across to the other side, hauling the salmon net behind him. Of course, it had to be after dark that this poaching took place, so it must have been rather scary. But he was a hero when they discovered salmon in the nets in the early morning. I rowed up to the entrance to the Loch, loving every minute of it, then turned around and clumsily made my way back. I think Ian could have walked backwards and beat me back to the docking area. Another unique Scottish ...
Epic journey up to Glasgow. For us not so bad but for Cara's parents in the van a Herculean effort taking over 12 hours. The van was unloaded and all our worldly possessions stashed. Boxes were labelled and stored. There was black ice outside. Winter in Scotland had already arrived.
Bags were packed and unpacked. Discussions about what was ...
Last time I was in the UK, I spent all of an hour in Glasgow. Maybe it was because I was cold and forgot my jumper. Maybe it was because I got a good feel for it in that hour and didn't need any more time there. Or maybe it was because whilst in the act of having a quick glance at a pretty young lass, I got 'the look' from her brick-headed boyfriend and I fled.
This time it was going to be different! I wasn't going to look at anyone.. Eyes front and centre and if ...
... Happily, though, there was real snow this time!! On top of the dry mat, but still. It was snowing lightly and there were icy patches on the hill so it actually felt like I was skiing for real! The lesson was fun; we're working on where we put our weight when we ski so our instructor had us skiing across the hill with the top ski off the ground, turning, and then the same thing just with the other leg. It was good to get out of my little area of Glasgow for a bit and get ...