After three days in the Highlands, we headed back to Edinburgh. As we were packing up the car, I looked at one of the mountains and suddenly realized it was familiar! Check this out:
I had my husband pull over at the first viewpoint. ooh! aah! Look at all that water!
We took a cab to our new digs, 24 Queen St. It was an Air BNB, advertised as a "snug." And snug, it was! oh. my. goodness. You climbed a ladder to the sleeping loft, which was immediately over the chairs in the main space. The main space was so small, that only one of us could open a suitcase at a time. But it was a great location, and we were within walking distance of lots of good restaurants.
I was very tired, and didn't really want to walk any more. Have I mentioned the miles upon miles upon miles that we walked? I wore out two pairs of shoes! But Pete said, "We're here, we should at least go see..." And so we did. This is just a fraction of the crowd that did not have tickets. I don't know if you can see it, but the crowd is wall to wall people, all the way up the street (on the left), as well as lined up along the street above us. And this was a sideways view of the Castle, which was the launching point. Many of the displays were above the treetops, but many were also hidden from view. The music was wonderful.
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