We stopped in Bristol for a couple of days for Chris and Gail’s wedding. The morning of the wedding we walked down the the suspension bridge in Clifton, a suburb of Bristol. Last time we were in Bristol Gail took us here at night which was really beautiful, all lit up. In the light of day it’s still really impressive.
Another happy couple married.Â This wedding was also awesome, we really enjoyed ourselves, and Gail and Chris seemed very much in love.Â We got to meet lots of extended family which was really nice.Â If you’d like to see more photos of the wedding and venue, and family, please click the link below and then click on the yellow button ‘View Slideshow’.
Photos of Chris and Gail’s wedding
Over the past few days we have stayed in Edinburgh, which is still a city that we absolutely love. Once again our visit to this city wasn’t long enough, but since we’d done most of the touristy things last time, we got to see some of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, which runs through August, and included lots of comedy, shows and circus type acts. (We got to see a guy swallow a sword, that we verified was real… freaky.) Sally and Nelson’s wedding was definitely the highlight, and we managed to fumble our way through some Scottish dancing, it was awesome.
This really doesn’t do justice, the crags are 250m high, and tower over the city. Instead of taking the easy option of the walking tracks around the base to the top, we decided to go straight up… in some places it was so steep that we were standing up and touching the ground in front of us with our hands, but it was definitely worth it. The next couple of pics show some of the view, which included of course Edinburgh Castle and all around Edinburgh.
The view was amazing from the top. We could see all of Edinburgh and the ocean, it was really cool. We stayed up there for hours, and had a picnic and just looked over Edinburgh. :)
This shot shows vaguely how massive the climb is. The picture only captures about half the height of the crags… it is massive.
We had an absolute ball at Nelson and Sally’s wedding at Linlithgow Palace, and then at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange. They had a real Scottish ceremony, which was so lovely and it rained just on schedule, right when the bride arrived, and the rain got steadily heavier throughout the ceremony!! It was so cool though, we were in a huge palace with an open sky and it made it feel really Scottish. Of course the rain stopped right after the ceremony, in time for everyone to be suitably wet. Although that may sound bad, it really did add to the fun and atmosphere.
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A cool photo while exploring the palace.
While Sally and Nelson were getting their wedding photos taken, we explored the wedding venue, Linlithgow Palace. It is a huge castle just out of Edinburgh, there were so many rooms and it overlooked a lovely Loch. We had a ball running around the castle and made it back just in time for the Champagne to be opened.
We went to a show at the Globe ‘A Comedy of Errors’ which was really funny. We were impressed by Shakespeare’s humour that was still relevant 400 years later.