And we’re walking, walking, walking. If I don’t lose some weight here it will be the food & beers fault, LOL! We walked up to Howe Street to another yarn shop.
It was a small shop by American standards and sold yarns I can get at home or online so I didn’t buy anything here. It was such a pretty day it wasn’t about the purchases. We just wanted to explore.
In the afternoon we took a guided tour below ground of Mary King’s Close.
And an above ground guided tour of several Close’s and Old Town.
Our guide was quite amusing. Here he stands next to a (capped) well that once, 400 years ago, brought fresh water into Edinburgh. As opposed to getting their drinking water from the North Loch which also held the towns refuse…as in human waste. shudder!
We heard a bagpiper and sat a while to listen.
By now I’m in desperate need of a pint so we head over to a wee pub called the White Hart Inn for a bite. I had the Meat Pie with mashed potatoes and peas(I didn’t ask what kind of meat) and Jeff had the mac & cheese, garlic bread & salad.
The place was teeny tiny, just six stool at the bar and about 25 seats. They advertised live music starting at 9 and I just had to ask WHERE do you put them? They move two tiny tables to make room, about 5′ x 3′, for what I can only imagine is one possibly two people to play. With all the walking we’ve been doing Jeff and I haven’t managed to stay awake past 10pm so we haven’t experienced any night life:D
That’s all for tonight folks. Off to check Facebook, Ravelry, email and read some blogs. More tomorrow!