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May 02 2017

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on route (Pentax K7 / 18-55WR)

(night time dialogue @ 2nd floor hotel room)

-What time should we wake up?

-Around 8:30-9:00 have breakfast, take the bus and be at the center about 10:00, stroll a little and go pick up the car ?

-What time are we due to pick it up ?

-11:00

-Ok.

 

May 03 2017

The 10′ route with the bus was beautiful, the early clouds soon dissolved into a glorious sun and only a few were there to add an artistic touch on the sky canvas.

Edinburgh was sunlit and full of colour for our second time in Scotland.

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Edinburgh (Pentax K7 / 18-55WR)

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in front of Scott Monument (Xiaomi HM note 1LTE)

(daytime dialogue @ -2 parking)

-So you are from Greece! You drive on the other side there!

-Yes we do!

-Are you nervous about driving here?

-Nope.

-Do you feel confident?

-Of course.

-Have you rented a car in the UK before?

-Well we were here last year and I drove from Edinburgh to Inverness to Dornie to Oban…

-Oh!

 

(note: driving in the other side of the road it’s a little weird at first, but in my opinion is not something that can stop you from exploring a country. You make your own schedule as to what to see and for how long. When you drive you have to be in focus, respect the others and the rules. You also have to remember which side are you on.)

 

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Glamis Castle (Xiaomi HM note 1LTE)

To get to Glamis we exited M90 and took A92 all the way to Dundee that way crossing Tay road bridge. Glamis is a small village with a huge castle on a huge property. From the gate to the castle with a limit speed, is a 1:30 minute drive…

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Glamis Castle (Pentax K7 / 18-55WR)

The guided tour inside the castle was full about its history, its legends and its royal residents. We even learned about its ghosts…

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Glamis Castle (Pentax K7 / 18-55WR)

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Glamis Castle (Xiaomi HM note 1LTE)

Castles are great. So is the iconic Highland cattle.

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Highland Cattle (Pentax K7 / 18-55WR)

A94 took us to Perth for a quick bite before rolling further down.

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Perth  (Pentax K7 / 18-55WR)

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Perth (Pentax K7 / 18-55WR) 

A short walk along river Tay and on to M90. There was still light when entering Edinburgh.

(Forth rd bridge time dialogue @ car)

-Would be nice to see the bridges from the ground.

-Yes, let’s turn left after the bridge for Queensferry.

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Queensferry (Pentax K7 / 18-55WR)

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Queensferry (Pentax K7 / 18-55WR)

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Queensferry (Xiaomi HM note 1LTE)

The night was on its way and we were on the way for a drink.

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Leith (Pentax K7 / 18-55WR)

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Leith (Pentax K7 / 18-55WR)

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Leith (Pentax K7 / 18-55WR)

A small dinner with the tales of a day’s views, a favourite malt and some wine for closure.

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The Shore, Leith (Pentax K7 / 18-55WR)

(Leith time dialogue @ commercial st)

-Just 1-2 clicks and were off to the hotel luv.

-Sure. After all the view is great.

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Leith (Pentax K7 / 18-55WR)

 

May 04 2017

(breakfast dialogue @ hotel)

-Those clouds will disperse in a couple of hours I’m sure. Weather predicts sunshine today also.

-We ‘re off to the Chapel first, right?

-Yes.

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Rosslyn Chapel (Pentax K7 / 18-55 WR)  

It goes way back. From religion to knowledge, from abandonment to salvation. Sitting in the old benches inside in the right time, one can hear nice people recite the story.

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Rosslyn Chapel (Pentax K7 / 18-55 WR)

(entry parking dialogue @ Rosslyn Chapel)

-She mentioned a castle near by…

-Yes she did. Need to look at the map, we thought only the Chapel is here.

-Let’s walk down this road. We have time, the bridge won’t go anywhere.

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Rosslyn (Pentax K7 / 18-55 WR)

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Rosslyn Castle (Pentax K7 / 18-55)

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Rosslyn Castle (Xiaomi HM note 1LTE)

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Rosslyn Castle (Pentax K7 / 18-55 WR)

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Rosslyn Castle (Pentax K7 / 18-55WR)

(GR dialogue @ 35 miles away from Rosslyn)

-One is a motorway not much to see. The other is beautiful, old. The third one is gorgeous. Great decision to come here. What are you starring at?

-That red GR on the letter(?) box there.

-Snap the photo if you want and come see the bridge.

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just off A68 on B6360 (Pentax K7 / 18-55WR)

About 35 miles away from Rosslyn while on A68 just before going over river Tweed you exit to B6360 and once parallel with the river you search a place to park.

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A68 over river Tweed (Pentax K7 / 18-55WR)

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Old Bridge, Leader water path (Pentax K7 / 18-55WR)

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Leaderfoot Viaduct (Pentax K7 / 18-55WR)

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Leaderfoot Viaduct (Pentax K7 / 18-55WR)

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Leaderfoot Viaduct (Pentax K7 / 18-55WR)

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road, Leaderfoot Viaduct (Pentax K7 / 18-55WR)

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info on wood (Pentax K7 / 18-55WR)

(Leaderfoot dialogue @ wooden sign)

-Time to head on towards other waters.

-Hard to beat this bridge here.

-Yes, this and Culloden. Maybe the Glenfinnan too, but we will see it on another trip. Or another one we don’t know of yet. Now a castle is waiting by the sea…

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won’t be long now (Pentax K7 / 18-55WR)

It was quite windy when we got there, I suppose the wind is always present cause of the location high over there at the edge. In the sea, the “white” rock, its beacon.

The Tantallon Castle.

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Tantallon Castle (Pentax K7 / 18-55WR)

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Tantallon Castle (Pentax K7 / 18-55WR)

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Tantallon Castle (Pentax K7 / 18-55WR)

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Tantallon Castle (Pentax K7 / 18-55WR)

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Tantallon Castle (Pentax K7 / 18-55WR)

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Bass Rock, Tantallon Castle (Xiaomi HM note 1LTE)

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Bass Rock (Xiaomi HM note 1LTE)

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Bass Rock, Tantallon Castle (Pentax K7 / 18-55WR)

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Tantallon Castle (Xiaomi HM note 1LTE)

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nest (Pentax K7 / 18-55WR)

(nest photo dialogue @ Tantallon Castle)

-I vote for a nice meal in North Berwick and then back to Edinburgh to return the car.

-Ok, let’s drive by North Berwick seaside to see the colourful houses, eat and then stroll and have coffee in Edinburgh.

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North Berwick (Xiaomi HM note 1LTE)

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Edinburgh (Pentax K7 / 18-55WR)

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Edinburgh (Pentax K7 / 18-55WR)

 

May 05 2017

(coin dialogue @ breakfast)

-Do we have enough coins for the bus tickets?

-I’ll count what we have and ask for more when I pay for breakfast.

-Ready for some sand in the beach?

-Always.

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Portobello Beach (Pentax K7 / 18-55WR)

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Portobello Beach (Pentax K7 / 18-55WR)

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Portobello Beach (Pentax K7 / 18-55WR)

The wind was strong but the sunshine great. People walking up and down the road by the sand or on the sand. It was the third day without a drop of rain.

(on beach dialogue @ portobello beach)

-Lets walk down some more and then take the bus back.

-We’ll enjoy the sun in the center today. A nice day to go to the village.

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Dean Village (Pentax K7 / 18-55WR)

Surrounded by Dean Gardens and Water of Leith, lies Dean Village. You walk on Dean path and explore one of Edinburgh’s most picturesque places.

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Dean Village (Pentax K7 / 18-55WR)

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Dean Village (Pentax K7 / 18-55WR)

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Dean Village (Pentax K7 / 18-55WR)

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Dean Village (Pentax K7 / 18-55WR)

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The Laundry Square, Dean Village (Pentax K7 / 18-55WR)

Walking up Bells Brae away from the village, we turn left and stop to enjoy the view of the Dean Gardens from Queensferry Rd.

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Dean Gradens (Pentax K7 / 18-55WR)

(what next dialogue @ Queesnferry rd)

-What next?

-I’m thinking of a meal. Are you hungry?

-Yes. Then we can walk towards the castle and end up strolling on The Royal Mile for a drink.

-On Tolbooth Tavern.

-Oh yaeh.

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At Zizzi (Xiaomi HM note 1LTE)

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Edinburgh (Pentax K7 / 18-55WR)

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Edinburgh (Pentax K7 / 18-55WR)

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Edinburgh (Pentax K7 / 18-55WR)

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Edinburgh (Pentax K7 / 18-55WR)

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 On The Royal Mile (Xiaomi HM note 1LTE)

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Edinburgh (Pentax K7 / 18-55WR)

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Tolbooth Tavern (Xiaomi HM note 1LTE)

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Tolbooth Tavern (Xiaomi HM note 1LTE)

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Tolbooth Tavern (Xiaomi HM note 1LTE)

 

May 06 2017

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(Pentax K7 / 18-55WR video frame)

The ending from “Scotland 2016” post. Still applies with just a small change:

This was not a guide. Just some words and photos of our second trip in Scotland. There will be more, as we have open matters (Eilean castle with better weather, Ness boat trip, Thurso, Skye, Glenfinnan, more Oban, more Edinburgh, more Scotland.)  Time maybe on our side.

 

 

 

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