Day 10 – Edinburgh to London

Got up and checked out of the hostel, which was a little awkward since I stayed at the hostel for the rest of the day sorta. I ventured out into the world where I bought a bus ticket, which was a not-so-interesting back and forth, trying to figure out what would be cheapest. I went to the Library to research hostels for later in the trip and booked some, and also looked at prices for other things. Eventually, when back at the bus station I saw a flyer that advertised a bus service that was cheaper than the normal one. Got the ticket for £20 from some really tall tall cool looking guy. But the bus was at 9:30 at night so I had to stick around Edinburgh for a whole day.

So I came back and did a bit of journaling, sat around. Amy came by and was bored with me. Made a house of cards, or that is several of them. They said it was daft to build a card castle on a smooth table. But I built it all the same. That one fell down. The second one collapsed and burned into ash. etc etc it’s a Monty Python reference, pay no attention to me.

Anyhow, I got really sick of all that sitting around, so I got up and took another walk around Edinburgh with Amy. Went inside a few shops. Took a secret picture of the Douglas kilt pattern. Bought some shortbread.

OH! That’s right. We were walking along and police were restricting people from crossing North Bridge. We tried to see what was going on, but after a while decided to move on. We tried going a few ways around but it was all cut off. A little while later we saw some people pointing over at the bridge. At this point we were at the next bridge down the way and could see over and saw a person who had climbed over the railing and was sitting on the side of one of the pillars. I guess it was a suicide attempt, and there were two people on the bridge talking to him/her. That was a little surreal and weird… Kind of mellowed the mood of the rest of the day.

Explored a bit more. Went over to the Observation tower. It cost money to get in, which I wasn’t going to pay, so we just sat on a bench overlooking the city for a spell.

Anyhow, had a very good and cheap dinner at the Tron. Then said goodbyes and got on the bus. Transfered in Glasgow. Slept all the way to London.

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