Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Across The Border - Part 2

Disappointingly the nearest we came to Pie during our visit was the above pictured Walls van. Our third day saw us head by bus down to Leith harbour and the Ocean Terminal to visit the Royal Yacht Britannia. As with our visit to the Gardens we spend longer than anticipated.

It's an interesting tour around with everybody having their own audio guide to use. Half way round we stop for tea and cake on the main deck ....mmmmmmmmm. We carry on round the rest of the fascinating tour and then by bus to Princes Street.

From here we head to the National Gallery on the mound just below the Castle. When we come out the sun has set and it's time to head for the Hard Rock Cafe for nourishment... Oh Yeah Baby !! From here its its a short walk home and bed.

Our last day and the weather is kind to us again. The girls head off shopping along Princes and George Street. Whilst the Pieman heads for the other side of town Holyrood Palace, Arthur's Seat and Scotland's ugliest building the Scottish Parliament ( See picture below. From every angle it's horrible. Eventually we all meet up in the middle of the royal mile to purchase some last souvenirs and head for the train home. Apart from the incident with the Japanese gentleman and a train detour through Manchester City Centre (?) the journey home was uneventful.

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