Sunday, 20 October 2013

Sometimes when I look deep in your eyes, I swear I can see your soul

I escaped Leeds this weekend for a little trip to bonny Scotland, my second trip to Edinburgh this year (definite upside of having an Uncle who lives in such a beautiful city!). My Uncle likes using us visiting as an excuse for him to get out of town for a bit, so we ended up spending a lot of time skirting around the outermost fringes of the city. Although I missed having a chance to just wander up and down the Royal Mile and Princes Street, we saw plenty of the city centre from some great spots outside the hustle and bustle of the main tourist streets. 

I wanted to take a trip up Arthur's Seat on Saturday since we haven't done it in years and my Dad jumped at the rare chance to hear me willingly put a pair of walking boots on (I vowed never to touch them ever again after I did the National Three Peaks Challenge a few years ago). We ended up heading up there at the perfect time of day, my Mum and my Uncle thought we'd gone absolutely crackers as they were lagging behind and gave up when a huge cloud decided to engulf itself around them, promptly leading to them heading back to the car. We made it through the mist and had possibly the most beautiful view of the city anybody had ever seen before. We didn't get to spend much time up there as it was getting dark pretty quickly and my Mum had started sending frantic texts saying "COME DOWN NOW." but it was worth it to see my Mum and Uncle's jealous faces when we showed them how incredible it had been up there. Not that we were trying to rub it in or anything. Obviously.












9 comments:

  1. Oh wow it looks so beautiful up there!! I want to go up now :)

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  2. Wow that is one hell of a view with the mist!

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  3. Lovely little trip, you should come to Glasgow next time your up :)
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx

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  4. Ohh gorgeous pictures! I miss Edinburgh terribly, I need to visit very soon!

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  5. I really want to go to Edinburgh, it looks amazing from your photos -especially with the clouds/fog. xx

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  6. I went to Edinburgh earlier this year during the summer, it's definitely one of my favourite places in the world to go.

    And the view looks incredibly atmospheric, I almost wish it had been like that when we walked it :) however I settled for the sunshine too.

    Hmm maybe...

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  7. SERIOUSLY beautiful pictures!!! Wow oh wow that must have taken your breathes away!!!! DEspite being to Edinburgh a gazillion times we have never made up there. I would love to, but the Mr can barely touch his toes (i exaggerate a bit) and he's never seemed bothered. I think i need to find myself a climbing buddy xxxxx

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  8. Those photos are beautiful! I bet it was breathtaking whilst you were there! Love your blog, new follower here :) x

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