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Haggis hunting

... but where are all the fish?

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Today started nice and early with a phone call from Gus, checking to make sure we remembered that we had agreed to go fishing. Yes, we did remember, and yes, we were slightly regretting that decision now that it was 8am and we had to get out of bed! Anyway, we met Gus and Vikki at Tickety Boo's (where else?) and then had breakfast at Wetherspoon's. Only £3 for a traditional Scottish breakfast - with haggis of course! Haggis was much tastier than I expected, and Gus promised that I could go catching haggis (a small fluffy animal with one leg shorter than the other) while the others were catching fish. My favourite thing about Wetherspoon's was the bathrooms - there was a hair straightener in there (£1 for 10 seconds) AND a full length mirror that curved inwards, giving you the illusion of being just slightly slimmer than you really are. How very thoughtful of them!
Jumped in a cab out to Kingennie, where Gus teaches us the art of fly fishing - definitely harder than it looks! I'm happy to supervise and be chief photographer. Miguel and Simon both manage 'one that got away', but overall the fish aren't keen to play with us today. It's pleasant enough when the sun comes out, but when the clouds come over and the wind picks up - brr! Miguel also catches a chip packet - if only we had the fish to go with it...
So we give in, and after lunch our taxi eventually arrives and takes us back into town. We say farewell to Dundee, and it's a pretty quiet drive back to Edinburgh as we're a tired bunch of travellers.
Check in to our apartment for the next two nights - winner! Much better than a hotel room, because we have couches for lounging on and a kitchen for cooking and no stairs to drag our suitcases up. Hooray! The boys volunteer to hit the shops for dinner, and we have a home cooked meal of spag bol, including vegetables. Mmmm... Tomorrow's agenda : exploring Edinburgh. Looking forward to it immensely!

Posted by Buccas 15:31 Archived in Scotland

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