Edinburgh Weekend

May 2008


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Weekend in Edinburgh - Very nice B&B ... MacIntosh Guest House (www.macintoshguesthouse.co.uk) run by Joanne Liu
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View over the Pentland Hills from the bedroom
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Roger's lovely Jaguar XF 4.2 supercharged weekend car
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Finished off the first evening at a very nice Italian restaurant in ...
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Trip to the Falkirk Wheel (www.thefalkirkwheel.co.uk) which links the Union Canal with the Forth & Clyde Canel.
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The only type of wheel mechanism in the world for lifting vessels from one level to the next
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Our observation boat is in the lower chamber
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The balanced weight on each side is 300 tons
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Now at the top
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Trough the tunnel under the Antoine Wall so that we can turn around
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... and going back down
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Then lunch in Queensferry at the Two Bridges - wonderful meringues and Orkney ice cream
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Picnic in the garden
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Birthday dinner at the Vintners Rooms in Leith - top notch (www.thevintnersrooms.com)
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The dinning room is 500 years old - lit only by candles
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The National Gallery of Scotland was a great discovery - I'm looking forward to coming back
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... and the weekend finished with a walk along the Water of Leith from Roseburn to Dean Village (www.explore-edinburgh.com/html/leith.html)
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I think this is a Thomas Telford bridge
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