Hello! We’re in Bonnie Scotland! I’ll be honest, James and I are ingenues at international travel. We muddled through and arrived safely in Edinburgh, rented a car, drove on the opposite side of the road, and arrived at our first Air BnB destination in Portobello. Portobello is a coastal community on the northern edge of Edinburgh.
We arrived, exhausted, as we hadn’t slept in 36 hours other than two naps that added up to about 1.5 hours. Our Air BnB is a gorgeous Victorian apartment with a lovely furry neighbor. After a short nap, we went to the beach. Unfortunately no glass at this time of day. The beach in Portobello is a hopping place with friends and families and every dog imaginable walking along the strand or on the beach. The sea air was bracing. We had an amazing dinner by the sea. I tried the Cullen Kink, a savory fish chowder. If you like clam chowder or crab bisque, this is a soup for you with leeks, a little tarragon, cream, haddock, and potatoes. A perfect bowl of yum for this weary traveler!