Holyrood Park-Edinburgh, Scotland

It was our first time in Scotland and the end of our trip. After two weeks of near-perfect May weather, our last day greeted us with a chill. The rain came down, the fog rolled in, and it was a precise reflection of our mood. We were sad. More than that, we were downright melancholy. You see, at that time, Mr. C and I had no idea if and when we would return. Did we just spend two weeks falling in love with a county we might not ever see again?

Feeling glum, Mr. C and I decided to get out for a while rather than sulk about our morning flight home. So, we did a little shopping and attended a wonderful afternoon church service at Grace Church Leith (an emotional experience for we two sad saps). Finally, as the weather cleared a little, we made our way over to Holyrood Park.

It. Was. Breathtaking.

It was magical.

It was bittersweet.

St. Margaret's Loch in Holyrood Park.
St. Margaret’s Loch and the ruins of St. Anthony’s Chapel
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