Saturday, July 22

Scotland, Day 1: Getting There

So we left at six or thereabouts, intending on stopping off at The Lake District on the way to our room in Edinburgh. However seeing as we made it up there with time to spare we decided to hit Blackpool too. We parked up at around 11:30am.

I can't remember the last time I was in Blackpool, but it was a long time ago. It seems to have shrunk in any case, but although there wasn't much to do it's a nice place. If anything, it's amazing to find a Woolworths that doesn't have a single Asian member of staff. It really was weird.

Anyway, we then spent the afternoon in The Lake District. Again, I must have last come here when I was five or something. I don't remember much, but what I did seems to have changed since then. Oh, and the lake was nice, too. Some pictures of Lake Windermere and the other various places we visited are on my flickr right now, but I'll upload a more complete album of the whole trip to Picasa soon too.

We then resumed our journey into Scotland. I had never been that far North before (Middlesbrough was the furthest previously), so I was kinda excited to be passing into this strange and wonderful land. On the way to our hotel, however, we found a little spot called Aria Force, a small quaint little waterfall. I think I was the only one to have liked that bit!

We arrived at 11:30pm. We were finally in Scotland.