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... The Buddies Welcome after dinner was, to put it lightly, insane. Apparently there were around 600 buddies, which the organisers decided would be able to fit into a room about 1/10 the size it needed to be. It was nearly impossible to move from the entry to the registration desk, and once we had been given name tags, it was impossible to find our group. I did eventually find my buddy and the rest of the group, but it was a relief to get back 'home'.
Thursday was attempt 2 at ...
... Got off at Edinburgh Castle and looked at where we are heading tonight for the fully sold out Military Tattoo. Huge festival called Fringe Festival on as well and the population doubles at this time of year. Fringe Festival is a bit like our Buskers Festival. The Queen is not with us as her flag was not flying!! Different flag for each member of the Royal Family that stays. Spent 5 hours just wandering and climbed 70-80 stairs, from one street to another (that was ...
We awoke to a wonderfully spread breakfast! Then we ventured out into town. We took the bus to Princes street and walked up to Edinburgh castle. The castle is magnificent! I would have hated to storm it. The castle is still used to house some military, and every day at one o'clock they fire a cannon to mark the time. We got to see the cannon being fired, along with the Scottish Crown Jewels, the stone of destiny, and marvelous views. After visiting ...
... and a Chinese Kabuki, neither of which we got a chance to see. But we did get to see Dolly, the cloned sheep, a variety of animals both living and extinct (there were dinosaurs) and an Egyptian section. There was even an area on communications, and there was a police box which meant a photo op was a necessity! It was a fun couple of hours.
At the end of the museum tour, we went back outside and noticed it had just stopped raining so ...
... of the white. We started with a traditional Scotch Broth which was made on rolled oats and lentils and really tasty. I had the Salmon and veges (the Salmon was extraordinary) and Garry had the Duck which wasn't Duck L'orange but Duck with an orange based gravy and veges. Again it was excellent. We finished with a Scottish desert called Cranachan which was a dark chocolate basket filled with berries and cream & whisky. ...
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