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... since she had no idea there was a Selkirk in canada. We exchanged contact information and chad and I ran through some pouring rain back to meet the group Our next stop was at Hadrians wall. That was a pretty cool site at house steads where the Romans under the emperor Hadrian decided they couldn't conquer Scotland they built a wall to keep them out. There was a good amount of walking which the students complained about and it didn't help that it was pretty windy and quite ...
... on the banks of the River Tweed, very famous for salmon fishing. There have been quite a few walking paths created in the wider area so we managed to get a decent length walk in and work up an appetite for lunch.
As it was Maria's first time visiting David's mum and dad's house, his mum was keen to show the old pictures and movies of David as a baby and toddler.
Today we took the boat out for our first cruise on the canal. We went two hours down and two hours back through 6 locks. It is fascinating workmanship - but a lot of work for two First you have to moor on the side then one person goes and with the windlass wrench and opens the water cranks and then the gate. You then navigate the boat into the lock, close ...
... never taken interest in the game. It is a beautiful place, however. Next we went to Scone Palace...pronounced like scoon. It is a palace, not a castle as previously reported by me. It is the place where Scottish Kings were crowned. That includes Robert the Bruce and Charles II. Very cool to walk where ancient royalty walked. The current Queen and royal family have been there as well. We ...
... north takes us to Pencaitland, where we visit the charming Glenkinchie Distillery for a ‘tour and a taste’ and learn more about ‘the water of life’. Glenkinchie is one of few Lowland distilleries in Scotland. Then we’ll return to Edinburgh.
Tour Highlights: Rosslyn Chapel, Melrose & Melrose Abbey, Scott’s View, Glenkinchie Distillery.