- 1. 8/25 Arriving in Edinburgh
- 2. 8/26 Edinburgh
- 3. 8/27 Scotland – West Highland Lochs & Castles
- 4. 8/28 Edinburgh Castle
- 5. 8/29 North England – Holy Island, Bamburgh & Alnwick Castle
- 6. 8/30 Edinburgh – Palace of Holyroodhouse
- 7. 8/31 Scotland – Loch Ness, Glencoe & Highlands
- 8. 9/1 Edinburgh – National Museum of Scotland
- 9. 9/2-9/7 Family Visit in Dawlish
- 10. 9/8 London
- 11. 9/9 The Tower of London
- 12. 9/10 London – Westminster Abbey
- 13. 9/11 London – Buckingham Palace
- 14. 9/12 London Museums
We spent our second week relaxing and recharging at Dawlish, a little town in Devon by the English Channel. In addition to watching black swans bickering and having family dinners with Complicated Rain’s parents, we walked along the sea wall, enjoying interesting rock formations, in the woods, studying old thatched roofs, or across the fields, eating wild blackberries from roadside.
There were two highlights, the Devon Cream Tea and my mother-in-law’s rose garden. It might not look spectacular in the picture, but the Devon clotted cream was so good! Once you’ve had it, you’ll miss it from then on. Because of the clotted cream, local ice creams tasted extra nice too, rich and natural, much better than industrial brands.