Arthur’s Seat is one peak in a series of hills behind the Queen’s residence in Edinburgh, Scotland. Once it was a private park for the royal family and some like to think it was the ancient home of the mythical camelot. Now it is a hiking park, easily accessed from the Royal Mile.
The first time I got to Edinburgh I was planning on climbing to the top but I was still suffering from a chest cold, and I was having trouble catching my breath. I put it off but came back to Edinburgh near the end of my trip and got the chance to climb it.
Of course I took the wrong route and after walking for an hour, I was told I was on the long path to the top, and still had a long way to go. I did get to the top eventually and by taking the round about route I got to capture more photos of the surrounding city.
The view from the top of Arthur’s Seat was amazing, and I made full use of the Canon SLR and long range lens. I am not huge on heights, but I find that tall hills or even small mountains are stable enough for me to feel comfortable.