Scottish outings

Our Edinburgh stay provided plenty of shopping time (coinciding with some pesky showers?) but we still got in some sight-seeing, rides & drives to local towns & villages. St Monans on the coast gave a good example of what happens at low tide but was still fascinating to see its multiple layers of sea defenses; the historic harbour walls supplemented with extras over time?

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Nice use of an old slipway?

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A very considerate local painter?

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Our last ride for this UK trip took in another of the former railways. Once again, good integration of the old infrastructure for its new uses.

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Finally, the last drive of Kanga took us from Edinburgh to Glasgow airport & to the rental car return lanes. Ta Kanga, you were great.

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Next stop Dubai, so long UK.

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2 thoughts on “Scottish outings

  1. mark sydenham 01/10/2013 at 11:08 Reply

    Interested to see how they maintain their dockings lines fore and aft to keep these vessels upright on their keels, when the tide go out, against slack lines at full tide ………………mark

    • Aussie on a Brompton 01/10/2013 at 12:22 Reply

      Good comment Mark, the fishing villages are fascinating to observe regardless of tide & the same practices & conditions are longstanding. Combined with the inland waterways there are sights aplenty that Australia’s historical development missed out on. Ideal for the long, slow trip rather than a fast-paced tour & we often remarked that it deserved a longer stay at most spots? Next time?

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