Day 15 - Edinburgh - Perth

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May 16th 2014
Published: May 27th 2014
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A bit of a late and slow start today - so after breakfast we managed to break free of Edinburgh and cross the amazingly large Forth bridge and on the road to Perth. Our progress was a bit slow and was one of those days where again the views and scenery were good without taking you into another realm.

By a busy road in a Scottish grave, a stranger lays

Having enjoyed the quota of his days

And when his time with us was all but spent

I wonder if he wondered,where it all went

Was he outgoing or shy?

Did he have chance to say goodbye?

For now he lays in a grave all alone

And on top a chilling slab of stone

Well these forlorn thoughts has made me think

And I must do my best to not let my head shrink

For it happens to all of us the sooner or later

So don't get angry at the rude and slow waiter

Or the parking lady who shouts and bawls

Or when your team doesn't score any goals

But take some time to see the sunset

With people who you will never forget

And those who will never forget me

And how incredibly funny I can sometimes be !!!

We passed through a town called Hill of Beath that had a statue of Jim Baxter in it - a famous footballer who played, I think, for Rangers and Scotland (and also Sunderland I think).

About 6pm we got to Perth and after checking into our hotel took a walk around Perth. This is a lovely town although very few people around. It has a wide river running through it and looks great. As it happens the local football team(St Johnstone) is in the Scottish Cup Final tomorrow so the town is very excited about that since in 130 years they have never won a major trophy. Good luck to them for tomorrow.


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