Weight and Stuff Report – 3 November 2015

Down a wee bit more today, good stuff (he said, pretending it’s not all random).

Today being my birfday[1], I decided a day out was in order. While it was a wee bit foggy here, the forecast suggested it would be clear in Scotland, so I headed to Edinburgh. And sure enough, when I got there, the sky was clear and blue, the sun was shining and everything was lovely, as you can see in this view of Calton Hill:

Calton Hill

Calton Hill

Camera X-T1
Aperture ƒ/13
Shutter speed 1/500s
Focal length 88.2mm
ISO 800
Taken 12:20, 3 November, 2015
Location 55° 57.0084′ 0″ N 3° 11.5665′ 0″ W

After a bit of a wander, I decided it was time for some lunch, so I went to my favourite eating place in Edinburgh, the St Giles Cafe Bar. While their website isn’t much to get excited about, the  service and food are excellent. As on my previous visits, I had the house special – the St Giles Waffle, on the grounds that if I’d had anything else, I’d have been thinking of the waffle. This consists of a warm Belgian waffle, which would be a nice thing in itself. On top of that goes some nicely crispy bacon, which sounds like a good combination already. But they haven’t finished! On top of the bacon goes some nicely melting Brie, which sounds like a perfect combination. But no, there’s more. They add some perfect little cherry tomatoes and then drizzle maple syrup over it. And there’s a bit of salady leafy stuff as well. Absolutely lovely. And the Tea. Earl Grey. Hot. was good too.

But while I was enjoying my tasty birfday lunch, the weather changed. That fog that had been loitering at home must have caught up with me (probably came by road and got stuck in traffic), and Edinburgh was half invisible, as you can’t see here:

There's something out there....

There’s something out there….

Camera X-T1
Aperture ƒ/5.3
Shutter speed 1/4000s
Focal length 74.4mm
ISO 200
Taken 13:48, 3 November, 2015
Location 55° 57.1383′ 0″ N 3° 11.6222′ 0″ W

So my wander got a bit redesigned, I went to some indoor thingies, more of which in another post and then got a train home at just after 4pm.

More photos to follow in later reports…

 

[1] Exact age a carefully-kept secret, and no it doesn’t need special advanced maths to calculate