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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