Edinburgh Castle

By Mark McEachran at 12:26 pm on Monday, May 26, 2008

Leslie and the Lion The most prominent feature in Edinburgh is the castle, which sits atop a volcanic core.  The core is all that remains after glaciers stripped away the rest of the mountain.  It’s a naturally fortified position, which made it that much more difficult for the Scots to retake after the English took it over. (Read on …)

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Landed in Scotland

By Mark McEachran at 12:04 pm on Sunday, May 25, 2008

Old Scottish Flag

We landed in Scotland on Sunday.  Leslie managed to sleep a bit on the plane while I caught up on all the movies I had missed from the last six months.  Having not slept, or not much anyway, we decided to hit the town immediately. (Read on …)

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