Sunday, 4 September 2011

September Scotland Tour - Day 1 - Edinburgh

If I remember well, in my last Scotland post from April I said "Watch out Scotland, I'll be back soon". And here I am.

It's Sunday the 4th of September, 5:15pm and I've just arrived in Edinburgh. It was quite a journey again. Coach from Bournemouth to London Victoria, then tube and finally on the train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh.

The plan for my 5 day Scotland tour is as follows:
2 Nights in Edinburgh. Tonight I'm going to watch the fireworks at the Castle, which is the grand finale of the Edinburgh International Festival. Tomorrow morning I'm off on a boat trip around the Firth of Forth and Inchcolm Island. In the afternoon I'm meeting my friend Cid, who flew in from Toronto, Canada. We'll be staying at Hotel Missoni. What a treat.
Tuesday we'll pick up a hire car and go an a 3 day tour through Scotland. Ticking off Glen Coe, Fort William, Ben Nevis, Loch Ness, several places in the Cairngorms National Park, a Scottish traditional live music event at Ballater before I'll be dropping off Cid in Glasgow on Thursday. I'm then going back to Edinburgh for a night before heading back to Bournemouth on Friday morning.

Along the way I've took lots of pictures. Impressions from the city, people on the street and fireworks of course. In my following posts there will be landscape shots of beautiful Scotland. 

I'm starting with posting photos I took on my wander around Edinburgh on the way to finding a good spot from where to take pictures of the fireworks. 

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