Geocaches - 2
Walk From - 25 Walks in Edinburgh and Lothian
A chance to show the Student what Edinburgh Night Life can be like. So where else to take him but Rose Street? We walk the length, passing the pissed, the desperate, the buskers and the hen parties.
Unexpectedly, we grab the last table in Dirty Dicks. Rejoicing our joy, I go to the bar to order drinks only to have an excitable chef come running over to question the age of our Student. Its OK I say, it's 7:30pm, he is 17 and drinking coke and we are all eating.
Edinburgh, once again, maintains the honour of the only City where I have been ejected from a pub. This time two years ago, it was the Guildford Arms for the exact same reason. We are sent elsewhere, where we check their web site and laugh long and hard at their "Child Friendly Claim".
Edinburgh, once again, throws up unexpected surprises.
I'm out the flat at 8am and driving the short distance to Cramond. I know its by the sea - nestling on the shore of the Firth of Forth. I was not expecting it to resemble a Cornish fishing village.
|Unexpected Edinburgh - Crammond|
The first third is along the River Almond - all rock strewn, with the occasional weir to add to the drama.
|Cramond Old Bridge|
Edinburgh, unfriendly family licencing apart, is a wonderful and varied City that throws up constant surprises.