Left reluctantly. Left at
2.30. To Leith. Found
ferry no longer running. Cycled on to
Queensferry, over miles of terrible cobble road. Saw great school Fettes, and the city AA
guns. Went through Davidsons Mains,
delightfully named Burnt Island Main St.
and Quality St. Past a little old
and a mill to main road. Saw “Scotland
Neutral” painted in large white letters on a wall, now fading in weather. Crammond Bridge
Across ferry. Saw aircraft carrier at anchor off Rosyth. To Inverkerting. Dreadful, dreary. Took train to
church tower, very curious. Sent postcard to
father, tea in cinema. Street
lights on. Bought Ray Lancaster’s Essays.
Cowdenbeath, brilliant lights. How strange.
9.30pm. Went to Salutation, but no room, to
Royal George (patronised by Queen Victoria)
and got in at once. Street lights here
brilliant, reflecting on rushing Tay. Many noisy drunks about the streets.