|Arthur's Seat and Salisbury Crags as seen from Calton Cemetery.|
To the right you can see the Parliament Building and to the left, in the distance, Holyrood Palace.
|Queen Mary's Bath House. Apparently this was once part of the garden wall and enjoyed as a|
wee rest spot by the Royal Tudors. It not known if it ever contained a bath.
|The view of Edinburgh Castle and the City Centre from Salisbury Crags.|
|One of the denizens of the Crags. A young hawk of some sort or other.|
|Arthurs Seat, looking through the Crags.|
By the time I reached the far side of the Crags, I had realized that I brought no water with me and that this was a poor decision on my part. The day was clear, sunny and dry and I was beginning to feel a bit thirsty. I'd been up walking for almost an hour and figured it was time to head back; I would walk Arthur's Seat another day.
|Whiney Hill and part of Arthur's Seat as seen from the interior of Salisbury Crags, looking across Hunter's Bog.|
Between Salisbury Crags and Arthur's Seat is a low-lying area known as Hunter's Bog. There are paths around and through here and I chose the one which follows the inside of the Crags, rather than going down the center of the bog to St. Margaret's Well. From that point I was back on paved and manicured walkways and roads.
I walked back around the Palace to the beginning of the Royal Mile and a little ways up that to find a pub. On the way, I got some water to re-hydrate.
After a pint of Caledonian Autumn Red and some bread and butter, I was refreshed and headed home. All in all a good day out.