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Thursday, November 13, 1997
Ambleside, Lakes District National Park, England to Edinburgh, Scotland
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Edinburgh, Scotland:
Latitude: 55° 56' 37" North
Longitude: 3° 11' 24" West
From Seattle: 5091 miles
Lodging: Hostel - Castle Rock Hostel

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Today's Travel:
Countries: England, Scotland
Regions: Lancashire, The Lowlands, The Highlands
Route: Bus: Ambleside - Stirling - Edinburgh
Start: Ambleside, Lakes District National Park, England
Stop 1. The Wallace Monument, Stirling
End:Edinburgh, Scotland
Linear:172 miles
Weather: Sunny

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Wallace Monument Stirling, Scotland

View of the river and the field (upper right) where Wallce fought the battle of Stirling in 1296 Wallace Monument, Stirling, Scotland

Hairy Cow Highlands, Scotland

Hairy Cow Highlands, Scotland

Hairy Cow Highlands, Scotland

Castle Edinburgh in the dark Edinburgh, Scotland

All photo images © 1997-2000 Anthony Jones - Images may not be used without prior written approval.

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 217
Linear Dist: 40009
Countries Visited: 14
Regions Visited: 69
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Hotels: 40
Friends / Family: 77
Camping: 35
Hostels: 41
Transit: 24
Beers: 871
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Journal Entry:
Drove out of the Lakes District (still beautiful), and into Scotland. The first stop was the Wallace Monument in Stirling. The momnument was built in 1896 and sits on top of a hill. The view from the top is spectacular.

Spent the next couple hours driving through the Highlands, basically until it got dark. The highlight here was the hairy cows, although the lochs weren't bad either.

Got to Edinburgh about eight o'clock. Went out for a cheap pub dinner and had a long night of pubs, music, dancing, and drinking. Scotland is civilized in that the bars seem to stay open until 3am instead of closing at 11 like the rest of Great Brittan.


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