Saturday, 26 May 2012

Historic Scotland!

Some people say in German that "the angel is travelling with us" when you have sunshine on a trip! If the weather stays how it was yesterday and today- please all angels on board report to the bridge! To make a long story short: The sun is setting right now here in Edinburgh- and it has been a beautiful, sunny, warm and fantastic day...And we were welcomed by a young lady playing the pipes for us.

We arrived the lock at 09:00hours at Leith harbor and enjoyed Bennos commentaries. Most impressive is definately the "Royal Yacht Britannia" that is just berthed next to us. The representative vessel of the monarchy went out of service in 1997- and today you are welcome to sit in the tea room where the queen has been a few years ago and enjoy a high tea.
Organized tours brought us to the town and we had time to explored the town on a city tour, visited the castle or the Queens Gallery. Jean Louis escorted a tour through "Royal Scotland" and enjoyed the beautiful scenery. .
It was time enough to see many sights, even though traffic was a bit crazy due to two demonstrations and the preparation of the Marathon that takes place tomorrow. High Street, the old main street in Edinburgh, was full of street artists, people selling souvenirs while others enjoyed a coffee in the sunshine- or a great pint! It is definately worth to come back here again
We will leave at midnight today and many enjoyed a long Saturday night out. Aberdeen- here we come!