As I mentioned before I joined a trip to Edinburgh. It was the first day of snow in scotland in this winter. Looking back we were quite lucky that the trip was not canceled as the other one to Blair Atholl which was blown off at the time when the trip should start.

When we were in Edinburgh we visited the Castle and joined a guided tour through the old town. Despite I like castles, this one was much overrated in my opinion. There are a lot of museums dedicated to the wars scotland has been involved in. The castle is also home of the scotish crown jewels, but we had to stand in the queue for a long time to see them. All in all I was a little bit dissapointed about the castle.

The highlight of that day was the guided tour around the old town. If anyone goes to Edinburgh, you should check their website before: http://www.newedinburghtours.com/ The tour is free, but they ask you for a donation after they finish it.

Finally here are the pictures you waited for 😉

Edinburgh Castle Entrance
Edinburgh Castle

panoramic view facing north, shot at the castle
panoramic view facing west, shot at the castle
backpipe player at the royal mile

Geocaching in Scotland

After I came back to Glasgow on the 27th I did a lot of geocaching with my girlfriend. We experienced Glasgow and Edinburgh by walking from cache to cache. It was a great way of showing her the city.

Today I searched for some caches and more or less I found that by accident: http://www.csft.org.uk/out_and_about/geocaching
It’s so great that these people make the forrest open for geocaching! In germany some owners of forrest remove caches if you don’t got the permission to place it there before. I love the policy of “Central Scotland Forest Trust”. That is the way to go if you want to make the nature an attractive competitor to pc games, televison etc.

And to make you happy, here are some photographs I took while we were on our geocaching tours:

the river Clyde next to Glasgow with fog
nosy squirrel in botanic garden of Glasgow
cow sculpture at cowgate in Edinburgh