The forecast for the next couple of days was looking good so before leaving Scotland we decided to visit Edinburgh once again.
I love driving the van and set off first thing from Fort William. After a while we decided
that Angela needed to keep her hand in so we changed over. Angela drove most of the journey which was a bonus as the scenery was amazing. We headed out past Spean Bridge to get on the A86 towards the Cairngorms. Along the shores of Loch Laggan the road was a little narrow in places and as if that wasn’t bad enough it was also winding. Not a problem if it is just you on the road but when confronted by large lorries coming towards you with no intentions of slowing down or giving way it was a bit hair raising!
Just after passing one of my favourite distilleries (Dalwhinnie) we eventually got onto the A9, a normal road again and a sigh of relief. The rest of the journey on the M90 went without any problems and we eventually reached our destination. Edinburgh Caravan & Motorhome Club Site.
After checking in and getting to our pitch I left Angela to set up and I cycled to the supermarket to get some provisions. We had spaghetti bolognaise followed by a lovely relaxed evening planning the next two days.
There is a mini bus service from site that runs throughout most of the day. It is very handy as it drops you off in the centre and picks you up for your return.
We spent six hours mooching about the city in glorious sunshine. I ended up getting a beard trim in The Players Lounge and Angela treated herself to a new pair of #Skechers. Perfect for a long day of sightseeing! See pictures below.
Today we went for a lovely walk direct from site. Cross over the road, down some steps and turn left along the promenade towards Cramond which is a village at the mouth of the River Almond where it enters the Firth of Forth.
Along the River Almond we saw a lovely little waterfall, an old ruin, lovely birds and lots of wild garlic of which the scent filled the air. The highlight of the walk was seeing a female Goosander and her young swimming about the river. Some being carried on her back.
On our walk back we stopped of at a Cramond Gallery Bistro for a coffee and piece of cake……… it has to be done!