Since the forecast predicted that it would rain that sunday, we woke up early in the morning, and started making our way to the top of the hill.
It was a nice early morning with the sun shining, dog-owners walking their dogs, and people jogging or doing their morning exercise.
Walking along the green fields was something so foreign since living in London, we don't really have many green fields to frolic around. It was a great decision to head up in the morning, its like having a nice easy morning hike with fresh air and a beautiful view.
However, after walking for a while, we realised that we took the wrong route - mostly because none of us were using any maps. But taking everything into our stride, we just decided to head in the general direction of UPWARDS through the grass instead of the pavement.
Half way through the climb, we found a rock. From the angle we were looking at it, it was just a nice blend between the sky and the land, and I had a brilliant idea that we should all take photos there - mostly because I wanted to - and so we did.
Besides, I was getting moderately tired from the steep angle of the slope, and you can probably tell from this, I'm not much of a hiker.
I decided to put on my heat tech for that day, expecting that it would be quite cold, and thank goodness I did, or the breeze would have frozen my tummy. Also, can you tell that I totally dressed for the occasion with that GREEN Floral Sweater? ;)
WHAT I WORE
Green Floral Sweater - Thailand / Boots - Topshop / Bag - Random store on the street in Paris / Sunglasses - Accessorize / Cardigan - coldwear.sg
Eventually, after attempting not to trip over rocks and stones or fall from the unevenness of the ground, we made it to the top!! As you can tell from my naturally blown out hair, the wind was INSANELY strong. It felt as though I could have been blown right off with it.
The winds on the ground level of Edinburgh are already pretty strong, so being on an elevated place, it was massive! Every one on top of Arthur's Seat were just trying to make sure they keep both feet on the ground.
Of course, that slightly tiring (well since we took a longer route and climbed along the slope of the hill) we had to spend sometime admiring the scenery from the top.
As usual, whenever Im on the top of the world, I break in to that song, and that's what i did for a brief moment before people started staring at me weirdly.
We headed off from the back of the hill, navigate through rocks and what seemed to be heck of an uneven route, and them came face to face with tall bushes with pretty yellow flowers. The catch? They were THORNY bushes!
But it was a fun experience we could boast about, and every time someone were to ask me "How was Edinburgh?" This story of climbing Aurthur's Seat is bound to come up!
Eventually we made it to a pathway, and headed down the hill the normal way. After we made it to the foot of the hill, we manage to catch a lovely rainbow in the sky. What an incredible way to end our morning climb up Arthur's Seat!
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