September 22, 2008

I'm as Fleet-Footed as a She-Goat

Mylne's Court at the base of Arthur's Seat

Yesterday, Mylne's Court conquered Arthur's Seat. A sizable number of students from the three dormitories that make up Mylne's Court, where I live, set out to climb an extinct volcano that sits at the bottom of the Royal Mile in Holyrood Park. Of course we live at the very top of The Mile on Castle Rock (another extinct volcano). So it took about 30 minutes just to get to the base of the Ben (Scottish word for mountain). The whole trip took around three hours to climb down The Mile, up the 251 meters (823 feet) to the highest peak of Arthur's Seat, back down the mountain and back up The Mile. Lucky for us, the weather cooperated, and we were able to see spectacular views from the top.

I'm pointing to where we live, right next to the castle

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