Reel’s latest tours took us up on Day 1 to the Kingdom of Fife, with the most charming of visitors from Dallas, Texas in Bill and Laura Perkins.
Visits to another of my favourite towns in Falkland, that never fails to captivate my visitors with its charm and history.
Next to the Auld grey Toun of St.Andrews, down to the beach, a tour of the Auld town including the main Quadrangle of the University, Cathedral and Castle.
Lunch at the lovely Jiggers Inn, where we are always so well looked after, followed by a photo session on the Swilken Bridge, despite the pouring rain and howling wind – but there was to be no denying Bill…….!!
Then back to Edinburgh by way of Crail, which simply has to be the prettiest little fishing village in Scotland, Aberdour and South Queensferry.
And it never stopped raining all day………..!!!!!!!
Day 2, and yes it rained ,complete with an east coast haar all day again. Never perturbed, we covered a driven tour down to the Port of Leith, the Cottage at the Botanics, Ann Street, Heriot Row, Moray Place, Charlotte Square, Castle Terrace, Bruntsfield, Morningside and the Braids, and still we could not see anything!!!!!!!
Holyrood Park, Duddingston Loch and village and the Auld Sheep’s Heid. On past Holyrood Palace and the Scottish Parliament, up the Canongate into the High Street,down to Princes Street, past Carlton Hill and east.
To Portobello, the “Honest” Toun of Musselburgh and into East Lothian. Lunch at the lovely Greywalls in Gullane, to North Berwick,Tantallon, Whitekirk, and for them, an inaugural whisky tour, and where better then the Glenkinchie, where again we are always so well looked after, and this time was no different…….
And finally back to Edinburgh. And yes,guess what,it was still raining …….!!!!!!!
How unlucky was this in the wonderful summer we have had this year. But with such lovely company in Bill and Laura this was simply not a problem – I only received positivity and appreciation throughout the 2 days.