Flying trains of Linlithgow
Time was close to midnight and still there was no sight of sleep despite being a long day. The day started at four in the morning at Coventry with a long six hours drive all the way up to Edinburgh. Since it was a holiday season, we ended up booking a B&B on the outskirts of Edinburgh – in Linlithgow. We reached our B&B around 9 in the evening after a day of roaming around in Edinburgh. Our hosts were waiting for us and they were even courteous to drive to the main road to take us to their house since the place was a bit difficult to find. (Our struggle and the funny incident that happened while we were searching for the B&B calls for a different post :)
Within few minutes I found myself lying on the bed staring out of the window. We were given rooms in the first floor of the house and outside the window was a clear blue sky with a silhouette of a bridge. With no sign of sleep, I took to the old game of counting sheep but decided to count vehicles plying on the bridge instead. I waited and waited for minutes with no sign of vehicles. And then all of a sudden there was a long stream of light passing on the bridge, as if like a meteor. It took me few seconds to realize that the bridge was a train bridge, not road bridge. It was a beautiful sight as if the train was flying with bright colours with a back drop of blue sky. For the rest of the night, I was back to my childhood days eagerly waiting for thee train to pass. And I was not disappointed.