Thursday, 29 July 2010

Part two of the camping trip

So where did we get to.. ah yes Thursday and the choo choo train.

Friday we went to see The Falkirk Wheel

£84.5 million that cost to build you know. So of course you can't go all that way and not go on it can you?

This was the nice man that tied the boat so it wouldn't fall off. Not that there is any danger of that, it's actually to stop the boat shifting about. But wee one was not convinced and hung on the whole way up and down. :)

We were joined on the boat by lots of lovely people and some exceptionally rude old Italians ladies. They spoke the whole way through the boat masters talk and if they barged past me once so they could take a photo they must have bashed me a hundred times. Grrr!

Anyway it was fun in an educational kind of way, the smalls enjoyed it. :) I then paid what could have nearly been a mortgage payment for us to sit by the canal and have lunch watching the swans.

Later getting back to the campsite that we'd left deserted but for our lone tent, we found ten new tents had popped up in our abscence and wee one had three new wee friends to play with.

The rain had finally stopped so we lit a fire and as always happens on our camping trips we spent the night with all the kids of the campsite round our fire. :)


The Girl said...

I have never heard of this falkirk wheel - most intrigued - off to find out about it!

Twiggy said...

Twiglet has just seen your post and said Nina from Nina and the Neurons had this on her programme. He's decided were coming to Scotland to see it !!
Twiggy x

Pink Feather Paradise said...

Campfires and tents.... something we never did as kids... sounds wonderful... falkirk wheel you say!? intriging! (rubbing chin in sherlock manner!) will have to investigate further!

X Alex

lisa ridgeon said...

Ha! I've been to the Falkirk Wheel! Didn't see any rude Italians there although there were plenty in Rome.......funnilly enough!


Frugal Life UK said...

I looked that up on You tube, it's amazing! what a great thing to see on holiday xxxx

Menopausal musing said...

Okay, okay, hands up in the air, I am going to have to Youtube the Falkirk Wheel too.....

Campfire sounds grand!

Claire@AreWeNearlyThereYet said...

Hey you and me both! Our tents much seem much more kid friendly than their own eh? Either that or it's the marshmallows and fire that does it?! x