Edinburgh - Gilmerton
14.10.2007 16 °C
Had a huge morning running around trying to squeeze a bit of Edinburgh into our psyche before moving on. Did the Big Bus Tour, The Real Mary King's Close Tour, National Turst Property dating from 1520 onwards. And, most importantly, haggis hunting!
We met Brett for lunch at a pub we were recommended that served haggis. Steve was most disappointed to not receive some festering offal material complete with valves and blood and guts oozing out of a thick stomach lining. Instead he received a round moulded artisitcally presented layer of haggis topped with a layer of sauted leaks and topped with a layer of mashed potato. He was gutted, so to speak!
Brett then took us to the cafe that JK Rowlings wrote part of the first Harry Potter called The Elephant. There was a fabulously sun lit rear to the cafe with huge windows that were drenched in sun the day we arrived and there was a terrrific view over Edinbugh Castle out the windows too!
We finally decided we had to move on. We finally had to say a fond farewell to bonny Edinburgh and Brett. Thanks so much to our fine tour guide! We had a great 24 hours in Edinbugh!
Brett suggested a route for us to take that he stumbled upon with Antony, so we decided to take in Perth and take his advice. We arrived in Perth in time for dinner. Found this great restaurant called The Bothy. The waiters are all dressed in gorgous kilts - the real ones, not the skirt varieties that are sold in all the tacky tourist shops. The waiter asked where we were from and we said Perth, the other one. He laughted and said every time he goes "down south" and mentions he's from Perth, they always say, "what West Australia". He said just goes to show how many people from Perth, Scotland, actually travel!
We chucked a left and headed up a one laned winding road into the hills... Found a layby and parked...