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[Aug. 14th, 2007|12:19 am]
Listen in, listen Ian!
I did some non-comedy related stuff as well in Edinburgh.

On Monday morning I went down to the non-castle end of the Royal Mile to look at the Controversial Scottish Parliament Building. I wasn't hugely impressed by it, inside it's not very well laid out and is a bit disorienting, and it doesn't look very special:


It could just be flats really couldn't it? In fact, it's barely distinguishable from some actual flats:


After that I went up Arthur's Seat which is totally excellent. It was windy as anything at the top but oh, the views:

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On Tuesday I went to North Berwick, a seaside town half an hour from Edinburgh on the train. It was lovely - I had an ice cream then sat on the rocks looking at the sea. I saw a jellyfish!


After that I went on a boat trip to Bass Rock and Craigleith. Bass Rock is the world's largest single rock gannet colony, and is totally excellent:

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Craigleith is host to a puffin colony, but unfortunately they'd all buggered off for the year about a week before I was there. I did see a seal though:


[User Picture]From: shermarama
2007-08-13 11:47 pm (UTC)
Yay, Arthur's Seat is always worth the climb. Bass Rock also looks amazing.
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[User Picture]From: tomatorama
2007-08-14 12:01 am (UTC)
I like the seal! And the birds looking not-bird-y when they look straight at you. The jellyfish took me a while to work out, at first from the thumbnail I thought it was an aerial photo with a big lagoon in it. Looking at it again, that seems very unlikely.
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From: mooism
2007-08-14 12:20 am (UTC)
I thought the jellyfish were skydiving.
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[User Picture]From: miss_newham
2007-08-14 12:02 am (UTC)
North Berwick is near where Ewan's granny lives! Just as exciting as seals, I think you'll agree.
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[User Picture]From: jtemperance
2007-08-14 05:29 am (UTC)
Great! I definitely want to visit those places sometime.
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[User Picture]From: monkeyssk8
2007-08-14 06:32 am (UTC)
awwwww look at all the animals! I so need to go! I haven't been to Scotland, Ireland OR Cardiff! Lame.
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[User Picture]From: sleeperesque
2007-08-14 08:37 am (UTC)
I hadn't even heard of Bass Rock until now.

Arthur's seat, though. That's just ace when you consider the history of it.
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From: pipistrellus
2007-08-14 09:05 am (UTC)
You've never heard of Bass Rock? Dude... It's dead famous!
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[User Picture]From: sleeperesque
2007-08-14 09:23 am (UTC)
That is actually what I said.
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[User Picture]From: carsmilesteve
2007-08-14 09:22 am (UTC)


huh huh, dude, you "went up arthur's seat" huh huh...
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[User Picture]From: chiller
2007-08-14 11:07 am (UTC)
Your jellyfish photo looks like a satellite image of part of Britain, with a giant alien spaceship on it. Coooooool.
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[User Picture]From: the_heiress
2007-08-14 12:27 pm (UTC)
The seal looks like he's dressed for halloween, but with a very cheap skull mask he's got from the co-op.
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