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:
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:
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:
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.