Thursday, August 30, 2012

Edinburgh Aug 2012

In late August Stuey was working with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra doing a concert in the Edinburgh International Festival. Nic popped up too for a long weekend or mixed weather to celebrate our 22nd anniversary.

Dinner at Greywalls was amazing. Its a beautiful old house in Gullane, 6 miles East of Edinburgh on the Firth of Forth. As you can see, Nicky scrubs up good for a woman married 22 years, and she is looking very excited about her scallops entree!

We had a great walk up the Pentland Hills just South of Edinburgh, which offers a great view of the Forth, the bridges, the City and nearby dry ski slope and golf courses. Everyone plays golf.

Next was Roslyn Chapel, made famous at the end of the Da Vinci Code book and film. Stunning.

We made a soggy trip to St Abbs Head, which would have been marvellous had the weather been better. And the seabird centre at North Berwick is cool - there are cameras on the 5 islands in the Forth, packed with birdlife, such at Gannets on Bass Rock. And a trip to scotland would just not be the same without a visit to a distillery, and this time it was a tour of Glenkinchie, and its subtle lowlands scotch.

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