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We had an awesome hike in the Pentland Hills, still amazed that a 20 minute bus ride from the center of town ends up "in the middle of nowhere"! The Pentland Hills Regional Park is a living, working landscape that offers a great opportunity to experience the great outdoors of Scotland just outside the city! With about 10,000 hectares ...
... Central Band, Te Waka Huia and Te Whanau a Apanui, and the Massed Bands of Her Majesty's Royal Marines.
The air was filled with the sounds of pipes and drums and it sounded glorious. It really brought out the truth of Billy Connolly's words: "When the British wanted to take over a country, they didn't send in some bloody Nigel. No, they sent in 400 hairy-***** Scotsmen to frighten them shitless!" The sight and sound of the Massed Pipes and Drums was gorgeous and ...
... as part of an "essentials" kits she received in business class. We thought this was hilarious, of course, but it looks like Sam Jackson might have the last laugh. At this time of year in Scotland, the sun rises at 4:30am and doesn't set until 10pm, and the rest of us are struggling going to sleep in broad daylight - not to mention a little left over jet lag.
Since we were spending four nights in Edinburgh, Caroline and I decided to get started with ...
... many. You just don't really know where to even begin, so a lot of the gigs we saw were recommended from either friends or people at work who had already seen them. Other than that we would just pick one out of thin air and hope for the best. We went to the next available show at one of the venues and turned out to be a fantastic decision. It was Patrick Monahan talking about cake, but he was excellent. The free guys were quite funny, but this guy was definitely on another ...
... GPS not working (PANIC)
Drove around Edinburgh (they are redesigning all the streets, so everywhere was blocked off.
Eventually found a 'Curry's’” (like Dick Smith) and purchased a Tom Tom replacement cable
Back to van ...