Edinburgh, January 2018

It’s always a good idea to start the year as you mean to go on - so to start 2018 we filled the car and headed North.  This time going up to Edinburgh to be tourists and to celebrate our 30th Anniversary.

When we’d booked the trip we had pictured it being cold, clear and sunny - with the hope of seeing some sunshine on Leith (where we were staying - in what had been the Leith Sailors' Home) and maybe even some snow on the ground.

We did see a little bit of sunshine and even a little bit of snow on the hills outside Edinburgh, but the ‘cold, clear and sunny’ bit didn’t really pan out - more ‘warm, wet and grey’.   

Weather not withstanding we did have a fab few days being tourists in Edinburgh and catching up with family and friends there and across the new bridge in Fife.

The Royal Botantic Garden and Edinburgh Zoo are always worth visiting - and at this time of year the Christmas Fair in Princes’ Street Gardens is excellent fun (even/particularly if you limit yourself to more sedate rides).

Leith Harbour at Night - MV Fingal under restoration
Sunshine on Leith
On the Big Wheel (did go on this one!)
Flying High over Princes Street Gardens (didn't go on this one)
Penguin Spotting at the Zoo
Senior Penguin - Sir Nils Olav
Have reservations about some of the experimental breeding programmes.
Snow on the Pentland Hills

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