Saturday, May 11, 2013

Sensational Scotland

Ancient castles, stone walkways, bagpipes, tartan kilts and scenic vistas encompass the heart of Edinburgh. We ambled our way to Old Town, drawn by the distinguishable sounds of a traditionally dressed Scotsman playing his pipes on the Royal Mile. 
We were enchanted by the main attraction, the historical castle perched atop of the hill.  Throngs of tourists flowed to and from the main entrance. And many like us, posed outside to take in the view from the west and east. 
Along the Royal Mile lined souvenir shops, cafes and a whiskey museum.
For lunch, we dined at one of the finest restaurants, The Witchery.
We sat downstairs in the ornate summer garden cafe where we ate a light lunch.
Russ had the local haggish, a lamb dish that tastes a bit like refined meatloaf.
We peeked down one street which appeared vacant compared to the traffic-lined streets that we walked along.
Russ did very well today walking up and down stairs and on an uneven surface. And yes, I could easily catch him on his crutches. 
We have a limited time here in Edinburgh so hopefully we'll be able to return and experience more of the outskirts of the city.

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