|This is Deacon Brodie and me in downtown Edinburgh today. Dr. Jekyl was based on him. Hmmm ...|
It was not an unpleasant experience, but the constant shopping, which Sonya seems very good at and the city-street walking was tiresome. I actually enjoyed my lonesome morning walk a bit more.
Our flat is a couple of blocks from a canal that runs through the city and offers a picturesque look at a pretty city. It is Edinburgh's greenway and it is travelled much the same Roanoke's is: foot, bike, skateboard and even unicycle. Dogs are welcome. People pick up after their dogs.
We're still battling the language barrier, the money barrier, the transportation barrier and at 4 a.m. Saturday, we have to leave for the airport to catch the 6:30 flight back to Dublin. Ryanair chooses your flight time after you book your flight, so this was given us, not selected. We have to catch a taxi to catch a bus to the airport, then in Dublin figure out how the hell we'll get to the Airbnb early on a Saturday. Could be another challenge.
We decided tonight to take the day off as much as we can tomorrow and I welcome that. We've been going hard and the stimulation is exhausting. I'm sleeping well and Sonya says I barely snore at all, which cheers me. Maybe I have a future.
|This dory was parked on the canal.|
|"Narrowboats" carry tourists on the canal.|
|Housing abuts the greenway near our flat.|
|More greenway housing and an Edinburgh sky.|
|Primary school at recess near the flat.|
|Sonya in a downtown phone book.|
|Not much surprise here. The guys rotated.|
|Pampa up top on a double-decker bus.|
|My new buddy.|
|Edinburgh Harbor from the castle.|
|Edinburgh Castle in the round.|
|Same castle, different view.|
|This castle guide was knowledgeable, enthusiastic.|
|Arthur's Seat dominates the high skyline downtown.|