This morning we went to the farmers market and bought some goodies.
Tomatoes, super friggin expensive asparagus, and
a leek so big it doesn't fit in our little fridge.
We walked around the castle hill,
to the front of the castle (no idea what the bleachers are for)
and started our walk. We've had the book "24 great walks in Edinburgh" since we moved here, but our Camond Island walk was the only time we used it. And this nice, sunny (mostly) day was perfect for another walk.
We followed walk 1 of the book, which went past the castle, through little alleyways,
and past Deacon's House, which was where we had lunch, and down the Royal Mile.
Deacon's House was once the workshop of the William Brodie, a respected cabinet maker who secretly copied the keys of his wealthy clients, and then at night burgled their houses. He was eventually found out, fled to Amsterdam, was captured and then hanged by the gallows which it's been said he helped to design.
Sadly the food in the cafe was mediocre (we didn't find out until after we had ordered that they served a drink of hot chocolate mixed with whiskey, so we might give the cafe another try). It did however have a few comical statues out front, and inside there was plenty to read about the history of the place and walls painted with scenes from Brodie's life.
When we came back home I finished off another finger of the glove! Woohoo. Only one more finger, and the thumb to go!