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... kilts and others wearing Darth Vader outfits.
We arrived at Edinburgh castle at midday. As we approached the castle we walked through the staging area where the temporary stands for the Edinburgh Tattoo had been set up. The Tattoo is performed throughout August. There were long queues in the esplanade. Fortunately we had pre paid tickets and were able to enter the castle without any delay.
Edinburgh castle has ...
... is our first real experience with crowds of tourists outside London. This
time of year, we are told they do about 4,000 visitors a day but in August they
average 10,000 a day. They do say not to travel here in Summer,
obviously there is a reason. On our tour we are the only Australian's,
starting to thin out in Scotland, what's going on!! Or maybe everyone is
over the castles by the time they reach the North.
... passion for the backpack has returned, along with some happy internet Amazon shopping for the latest high tech gadgets. I realise that most of the weight is in fact 'contingency' (ie medicine kit and 'spare' bibs and bobs). And yes I know that I could probably easily get most of this stuff in India at a tenth of the price, but one piece of wisdom I have acquired throughout my roaming is to never assume anything. So I am ...
... not carry these in stock, so we had one made at John Morrison Kiltmakers. We then had lunch at a place up by the castle that had great haggis, but did not take credit cards. This turned into an adventure in and of itself as one of us ran all over town trying to find an ATM while the other remained at the pub, trying to look innocent and unconcerned for nearly an hour. After lunch, we went to the Whisky Experience for a tour and tasting, which was ...
... centre of one hall is Rodin's 'The Kiss', on loan for a year from the Tate Britain. Amazing it all is.
The next day we take it easy. We have been travelling 6 weeks now and need to slow down for a few days. Our base here makes that very easy. So we start out later than usual and go to Leith and the new Ocean ...