16 September 2007

Sunburn in Edinburgh

I made it to the Great Britain. The apartment in Edinburgh was quite nice. Especially since they had a washer and a dryer and a dishwasher! I have a terrible blister on my left heel which is causing me to wear the same pair of shoes everyday. Not a good thing for my feet! I know all about whisky and will surly tell you all about it when I return. I tried Haggis, Tatties and Neeps. Not bad, but I discovered I don't like mashed rudabegas (aka neeps). I ventured into the Greyfryers cemetery and the Covenanters Prison where there's a really famous poltergeist (named Makenzie). But he didn't attack anyone in my group. I discovered what a "close" is... it's essentally an alley. Short for enclose. I stayed next to Campbell's Close. These were the streets below the tennement houses. The richer you were, the higher you got to live. They streched up to 11 stories tall! This is at a time when all the slop from the house got thrown out the window at 7 am and 10 pm. Watch out if you're walking below!! and certainly don't look up! The wedding was fantastic! I got a sunburn while we celebrated outside. Who says the sun never shines here? The weather has been terrific! I'm really not enjoying the fact that my feet hurt like hell or that my calves have all but seized up from the numerous walks up to castle hill. I've also been reminded of how it sounds when a train passes a train on the tracks. The "WHOOMP" still makes me jump!!

Today is Sunday and I'm trying to take it easy. I spent the day wandering the streets of York and the Jorvik museum. I decided to skip the ghost walk tonight to preserve my feet.


  1. Sun? In Scotland? Thanks SUV drivers!
    Andrew C.

  2. Can't wait to see your pictures!