25 September 2013
I can see for miles, miles, miles
Over the weekend, a small group and I decided to take advantage of the amazing sunshine (and warmth!) and hike up into Holyrood Park. It's a huge, gorgeous parkland in the middle of the city that is known for its famous peak, Arthur's Seat (in the photo above). We didn't get up to that point in particular, but we made our way (with one false start along a path that was incidentally closed) to Salisbury Crags, where the view is one of the best you can get in the entire city.
To the north, one looks over the Firth of Forth to the hills of Fife, past Old Town (pictured above is Calton Hill). To the east, you look out over a widening stretch of the Forth, which eventually, if you were to keep going, meets the North Sea. A view just doesn't get much better than that. On the way down, one gets a good overview of Holyrood Palace, which is the Queen's official residence in Scotland, and where she stays at least one week out of every year.