It was a hop off and hop on again kind of day.

Started with a traditional Scottish breakfast with a choice including blood sausage, pork sausage, tomatoes, mushrooms with eggs.

Next – COVID Test number 2. This was the self administered one that we need to stay in the country. We found the post office and mailed it off.

Down the throat and up your nose.

We decided to play tourist today and see Glasgow “properly” with a hop on and off double decker bus tour.

Yes, the sun was actually out for a few minutes which we were told does not happen too often.

We particularly wanted to see the Glasgow Cathedral – it would not be touring an old city without visiting a church and this one was spectacular.

Glasgow Cathedral

The cathedral is the oldest cathedral in Scotland and the oldest building in Glasgow. It is dedicated to Saint Mungo, the patron saint of Glasgow, whose tomb lies at the centre of the building’s Lower Church.

The first stone cathedral was dedicated in 1136. Fragments of this building have been found beneath the structure of the present cathedral, which was dedicated in 1197.

The miracles of St. Mungo are seen around the city.

Here is the bird that never flew
Here is the tree that never grew
Here is the bell that never rang
Here is the fish that never swam

The bell, fish, tree and bird.

Behind the church is the Necropolis. Fifty thousand individuals have been buried here. Only a small percentage are named on monuments and not every grave has a stone. Approximately 3,500 monuments exist here..

The cathedral from on top of the necropolis.

Have we talked about the food yet?

We stopped at a food truck for the most amazing Gyro before grabbing a taxi north to Milngavie. How would you pronounce Milngavie?

Our first craft beer from Scotland — still no whiskey.

A little Scottish language lesson:

When someone says thank you you say “no worries”. If you want to say enjoy say “cheers”. And we can’t understand anything else yet. Milngavie is pronounced Mill-guy.


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