Royal places and people
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Last night's stop over was near Braemar and we take some site seeing advice from a couple of campers who are almost locals! We drive up into the hills and suddenly see a group of about 30+ red deer plunging along through the river. Several are dozing on the bank while this amazing sight goes on in front of them. Later I think that I glimpsed a red squirrel in the bushes but can't be certain. Some little while later I find a dead red squirrel on the road and move it off while looking out for a baby. At Ballater we stop to use an internet cafe and have some lunch while in front of the church a piper plays for his supper. Tody's drive ends in Dunnikier which is near the Forth where we stay in a nondescript camp near a noisy road.
We are going into Edinburgh to look over the castle this morning as we detoured away from it on the way in to Scotland when it was raining.
Shortly we come up into a small square and people seem to be gathering and not moving on. I ask one of the employees who is standing on the otherside of a roped off area what is happening.
Continuing southwards we are now moving towards the Lake District and find a farmstay camp in Mealsgate which we almost have to ourselves. A curious robin watches me get dinner ready and sits on the saucepan handles hoping for some titbits. It is quite cool and a little light rain falls. The amenities block is heated and very well appointed.