We got to the airport and got through very easily. We then got some lunch before we waited for our plane to board. The nice thing about international trips is that they feed you. These seats were interesting though, there were 4 seats across, you only got 3 offset under the seat storage spaces, but there were 5 cup holders.
When I learned that we were going to have to go through security again and the rest of my bottle of water would go to waste I became annoyed. We weren't leaving the airport, so where would we have gotten ahold of something we weren't allowed to have? So I drank the whole thing before we got off the plane. I felt better about not wasting the water, but I also gave myself a stomach ache.
While on the flight from London to Edinburgh I knew it was at a breakfast time and I got breakfast food, but my body was just confused as to what time it was. I got a mini English Breakfast. I also managed to get one more row knitted. The middle seats were interesting. They were more narrow and armrests had been put over them. It didn't look like they were ever used as seats, even though it has its own tray table.
It seemed like I was the only one to get food on that flight because soon after getting to the hotel everyone else wanted to get food. I had read a post about some of the foods you had to try while in Scotland. One of them was the scotch egg. Since I was only a little bit hungry, I ordered one.
It is a hard boiled egg wrapped in sausage for anyone who doesn't know. The one I got had a slightly runny yolk and was wrapped in spicy sausage, almost a chorizo.
Then came the hike to the top of Arthur's Seat. We were told that even though it would look like we wouldn't want to, we should take the path with the stairs. Once close we saw a map with some of the paths labeled on it. None of the actual paths were labeled, so it was kind of hard to tell which ones were official and which had just been made over time. We saw some steep stair-like things that looked like I wouldn't want to go up, so they fit the criteria and up we went.
Some of the steps we went up were almost to my knee and at one point there stopped being stairs and were just rocks in an angle. I did a bad impression of a mountain goat and climbed up. I'm not in shape at all, so I had to take a few breaks. It might not look like much from the picture, but the tiny road at the bottom of the picture is a two lane road.It didn't bother me that everyone else in the group was faster than I was, but it did bother me when the path got close to a steep hill.
It is now after 10pm local time and I have been up since about 2pm yesterday so I think it is time for bed for me.