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... over him, as though infested by parasites. He gave me a look as if to say 'Save me from this horrid nightmare!', and for I moment I thought he might have lost a bet with a chum in the pub the weekend before and was serving his punishment. That was until I spotted a sign he had fashioned by his feet that said 'Your photo with a bagpipe player for a donation!' which helped explain things, and I left him to the fate he'd so foolishly brought upon himself. I went in search of ...
... had to pick my channels carefully and at times it just fitted between the trucks by an inch or so.
As I was the 1st on so I was the 1st off which was great as it meant no queue for me to sit in. Straight up to customs, show my ugly face and passport and off towards Scotland I went.
The main road to Scotland from here is the A1 but rather than take that busy road I normally take the back roads through Coldstream and onto the A68. That way is much more scenic and of ...
... stroll down to the pier.
Reluctantly, we headed back for the ferry, and enjoyed a much more rapid journey, downhill with a tailwind, in glorious sunshine. There was a queue of cars and working vehicles waiting, and the ferry was there to collect us before we knew it. There must be a very strong current between the two islands, as it seemed to need to take quite an angle and come in almost sideways!
After an ice cream watching the goings on in Port ...
... Darnley) and forced to marry him in a Protestant ceremony. The Scott's were not happy with her new choice of husbands and she was forced to abdicate her throne to her son at age five. Queen Elizabeth I, her cousin, imprisoned her for 19 years Before being beheaded. After Elizabeth's death, Mary's son James became King - King James I of England.
Stirling is a wonderful city and a 'must see' for future visits as we only had a drive through. ...
Saturday was the Rugby! Wallabies Vs Lions or Australia Vs Great Britain. Anita and Michael came over to join us so it was Anita (wallabies) Vs everyone else (Lions) so it was bacon rolls for breakfast courtesy of Sandra. Must say I know diddley squat about Rugby still think any game where you run forwards but have to throw the ball backwards must have been invented by the Irish. ...
Other places to stay in Edinburgh
Balgreen, Edinburgh | Innfrom $65
South Queensferry, Edinburgh | Innfrom $99
Balgreen, Edinburgh | 3 star innfrom $149
Prestonfield, Edinburgh | 3 star innfrom $176
Prestonfield, Edinburgh | Innfrom $117
Haymarket, Edinburgh | 3 star inn
- Great hotel/and plenty hot water
- Great old house atmosphere
- Staff friendly and water hot
Leith, Edinburgh | 3 star innfrom $100
Blackford, Edinburgh | 4 star innfrom $86
- Not Recommended
- A lovely place to stay!
- Joyful stay at the Ben Doran
Liberton, Edinburgh | Innfrom $76
Restalrig, Edinburgh | Innfrom $66