We planned a return to pre-pandemic travel, a trip to Edinburgh, Scotland. We would spend week in a nice hotel with day trips into the countryside. The plan was good, but didn't allow for catching a cold. I haven't had a cold in easily five years...I felt lousy and lacked interest in being a tourist. However, I have argued that you can enjoy new places without the need to rush around to see everything. Looking back, the very reduced vacation was still neat.
There were outdoor tables at most restaurants, probably carryovers from Covid.
|Outdoor dining: can you spot the diners among the plants?|
Many places had pots of rosemary and lavender. I came upon a planting of lavender, much like the one in the gray box in the photo above, just as a rainshower was ending. The scent was amazing, reaching out several feet from the plants.
|Looking up at Edinburgh Castle |
(Note the blue sky!)