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Leaving Coul House, Contin this morning there was some fog hanging over the countryside, which stayed with us for most of the journey into Edinburgh. We decided to travel straight through to Edinburgh, so we could spend a few hours roaming the streets. We side tracked briefly to take a look at Pitlochory which is the quaint township I have included …
... after William I sailed across from Norman France and conquered the country. Known as the Anglo-Normans at this juncture, the ruling class was English to the core during Edward's reign when Edward dedicated his every waking-moment to subjugating his wild and unbowed northern neighbors. As kings were want to do in those days, Edward has parceled out much of the northern land which he nominally owned, to various knights in return for their ...
... over the city and turn the bright sunny day into a dark, cold and biting rainy one. The clouds flew over with incredible speed it was impressive then all of a sudden WHOOSH! Raining. Hard. We scuttle our way back to the hotel getting drenched on the way and hide out in the foyer until the rain subsides. We head to the train station where we get ready to partake in one of the worst ideas that we have ever had. Over night train service to paris! Ew.
More about that later, ...
... that tourism forgot - nothing there!!) and Workington - a quaint seaside town that has 9 meter tides. The boats in the harbour sit on mud for half the time.
We are headed to Edinburgh tonight so decide we will drive up through Lockerbie where we stop at the local cemetery to visit the memorial that has been erected for all those who were killed in the plane. We then take a drive ...
... I found traditional fish, chips and mushy peas at the ‘Tiles Café, Bar &
Bistro’. Appropriately named as the walls were covered with interesting tiles.
Today I decided to have a rest from the family research and also from the city centre.
The Royal Yacht Britannia is berthed at the Ocean Terminal in Leith, a twenty
minute bus ride. I hopped on the bus just outside the hotel, assisted by a man
and his black ...