We’ve exhausted ourselves yet again, but it was worth it. We toured Edinburgh Castle in the morning (where we witnessed the 21-gun salute of the canons in honor of the anniversary of the Queen’s coronation), Holyrood Palace (where I fell completely in love with the ruins of the Abbey), and a little bit of time at the National Museum of Scotland. We had a wonderful lunch at a tiny little place called ‘The Edinburgh Larder’, but ran into a snafu at dinner, as it seems no restaurants here allow under 18’s after 8 pm.
It’s hard are to take a bad picture in such a beautiful place. I’ve included this last one, though, from The Royal Mile looking out towards Holyrood (and beyond to the Firth) simply to show what Edinburgh looks like at 9 pm. It’s about quarter to midnight now, and the sky still isn’t quite a full dark; there’s still some deep, lovely turquoise.