Holiday in Scotland – day 5

Still plenty of dark clouds in the sky, but no rain coming down. The breakfast was better organized than the dinner the night before: Only 1 hostess working, but she did a superb job in seating everyone and supplying everyone with their choice of coffee or tea, white or brown toast, and cooked breakfast. Check-out was quick & easy. Then came the long 3-bus haul Drumnadrochit-> Inverness-> Edinburgh. Luckily, Scottish Citylink operates like clockwork: The buses were precisely on time & and all had friendly, helpful drivers. A well-oiled machine.
In Edinburgh the sky had gotten even darker. We took a cab to Dene Guest House. There we were told that, even though our reservation clearly stated Dene Guest House, we’d actually be stating next door, at Ardenlee Guest House… after checking in, we walked back, via Dunbas street & Hanover street, to Princes street. There we went on a(n almost ) full round of the sightseeing tour. There was a small detour near the Scottish Parliament, and lots of police near the American consulate. Otherwise a normal & nice trip.
After this ride we took a stroll through Rose Street, where most stores had closed already. We were looking for a place to eat, and ended up at TGI Fridays. The food was good, and the atmosphere pleasant. After the food we continued our wandering through the centre of Edinburgh, and eventually returned to our B&B in Eyre Place. After spending a short while in our room I convinced Marianne to visit a local pub. We ended up at the Cumberland Bar. Nice, friendly pub, but we didn’t stay long, and turned in early once again.

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