We live at Keepers Cottage, on The North Rhins, SW Scotland and because of its situation and the variety of wildlife that can be seen in and around the cottage, I decided to keep a wildlife diary. We also enjoy regular walks in beautiful Dumfries and Galloway and beyond which I also record here, with photos and few words.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Edinburgh Trip Early October 2010 Part 1
A rare few days away from home and our first visit to the Edinburgh area.
Stopped off on the way at New Lanark, late in the day and just closing but we managed a few shots.
Plenty of water in the Clyde.
Fish and chips for tea by Lanark Loch!
Finally got to the Premier Inn at Livingston after getting lost. Our first visit to a Premier Inn so Pete had to do his Lenny Henry impression!
It should have been easy to find as it was right by this roundabout!
We went to the Self Build & Home Improvements show at the Royal Highland Centre , Linda Barker was doing demonstrations whilst Craig was on hand to help.
Not sure what he has to do with building homes!
and Spiderman too!
On to Leith docks...
This ship is the Seawell.
Gormley style man on the end of the jetty. (I am imformed that this is a Gormley man, thanks to Sandy!)
Royal Yacht Brittania
Brittania again, the closest you can get without paying £10.50 each to see her.
Ocean Point with polarized windows.
Old Docks building
Who is he?
I loved these tree guards.
All these boats on the waterfront are restaurants.
Back to Ocean Point
We left the Ocean Terminal shopping centre..
...and headed for South Queensferry and the Forth Bridges.
Road and Rail
Old post box.
The next morning, although the forecast had been good, it was raining so we headed into Edinburgh. It was Sunday morning so no trouble parking near the castle.