Today started as all days should – French toast, bacon and maple syrup. When I said the French toast the other day was good, I meant it!
We were planning on a shopping day today but decided we should do some sightseeing first. “Some” turned into about 7kms of walking. Our apartment was located in Leith, about 2 miles from the old town. So, we decided to walk in along the “Water of Leith” walkway. This is basically a pretty walk (most of the time) of the towns leading into the city. One interesting find was an abandoned cemetery that is closed to the public with headstones either piled up or scattered around the place. Very creepy.
Upon reaching town, we continued to Dean Village. The buildings along the walk were so pretty.
Dean village is a former village immediately northwest of the city centre and was a successful grain milling area for more than 800 years. At one time there were at least eleven working mills there, driven by the strong currents of the Water of Leith. Now there are no mills but instead a quaint village tucked away with 10 mins to H&M and Zara.
So, given the mention of H&M and Zara, Glenn and I divided to conquer the post-Christmas sales. Outcome? Not great. I got me a pair of boots in the 11th hour for a steel but otherwise zilch was purchased. I was very disappointed as I was up to spend, even with the horrible exchange rate. The best catch of the day were some of the photos I took between shops!
To make up for the lack of purchases, and given we were leaving in the morning, we treated ourselves to a trip on the Ferris wheel and a hot apple toddy.
Home to pack and have a quiet meal as we have to get up at 4am to fly to London – our last stop before flying home…sadnes…but excitement to see everyone at home.