08 July, 2013


Saturday was 71º perfect. We grabbed a taxi at the Royal Mile and were dropped off to climb Arthur's Seat, a dormant volcano right in the centre of Edinburgh.

Next time I'll prepare better and pack a picnic and plenty of water. But the views from the top are spectacular, and this was well worth our morning.

Hiking this group of hills has been on our "to-do" list ever since we first visited this city in 2011. Of course older children would be even better suited for the hike, but our children did most of the climbing like experts themselves, and Philippa didn't have a single complaint about her view from the baby wrap. We are thankful to have had the chance to do this this summer.

she was happy to sit here as long as necessary. . . and munch on deer poo when we weren't looking. 

pit-stop for oranges.

we are so thankful for our Bumbleride. I don't know of many other strollers that could so gracefully climb this terrain.

After Arthur's Seat we walked to Holyrood Palace "to ask the Queen for a drink of water", as Peter told Sebastian. Unfortunately, the Queen had just been to the palace so it was not open to visitors. It reopened yesterday.

We settled for scrumptious vegetarian paninis outside a cafe on the Palace's end of the Royal Mile and watched the beginning of a proper Scottish wedding at the church across the road. I hope the tradition of bagpipers and tartan kilts never dies.

1 comment:

  1. This looks like a must if we ever make it over that way.

    And you look fabulous!