Royal Overseas League
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Our last day in Edinburgh and it was cold - a balmy seven degrees. Our first duty of the day was to return our car to the depot. So farewell Audi and the GPS lady who safety guided us in our travels. Today's itinerary was Edinburgh Castle, the Museum of Edinburgh and a walk up Arthurs Seat. Walking up to Edinburgh Castle we were nearly blown off our feet. After walking around for an hour my ears were like ...
... so nice to let us sample many cheeses. He then asked what my favorite was, and I said Gouda. My father and mother loved Gouda and we used to have it with guava for dessert, so I have long loved Gouda Cheese. The Cheese man had a Gouda from Holland that had been aged for 6 months. It was incredible, so Steve and I pooled our money together and bought a hunk of Gouda. I also purchased some Scottish Tablets for the kids. A bag for ...
... 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 ...
... a 10 hour bus ride back to London early in the morning so we can catch a plane to Greece!
Edinburgh is a beautiful city. It is much smaller than London so we could walk everywhere which is nifty for two broke girls. It is the city of man famous writers like Sir Walter Scott, other authors of famous works like Peter Pan, Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Treasure Island. We stayed in a room with 16 beds but most were empty when we woke up to our ...
... etc. We scrambled around the battlements and among the cannon overlooking the city. In summer the castle does not look as forbidding as it does in winter.
The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is also on at the moment, so there are lots of street performers along the Royal Mile.
Had morning tea in a cafe buried deep within the walls of an old stone building on the Royal Mile. ...