Yesterday we took advantage of the sunshine – even though there was no thaw in sight – and travelled north for just under an hour to North Berwick in East Lothian. No snow here but it was freezing cold…..bracing is the word!
Sometimes we catch the bus from North Berwick to Aberlady, a beautiful village on the Firth of Forth with excellent bird watching. Then we walk back across golf courses and through woodland until we reach the coast path back to North Berwick which is a fair old distance! Or we might get off the bus at Dirleton, a hamlet a little way inland and about 5 miles out of North Berwick. There are lovely castle gardens and a tea room to take advantage of before making our way back along the beach. Continue reading →
Sunday, 14th February 2016
It’s snowing here and so beautiful…… Continue reading →
Let’s not mention the weather today…..
This morning we made our way to the town of Duns (pronounced Dunce) to follow a walk from a new book of mine called ‘Walks for All Ages – 20 Circular Walks in the Scottish Borders’. As you can imagine, nothing too strenuous – which is okay at the moment! This was meant to be a 3.75 mile easy walk through the grounds of Duns Castle to be accomplished in 2 hours. I’m not convinced it was that long, unless it was just that it was all on the level and we were walking fairly quickly due to the unmentionable conditions. Never mind, it was nonetheless, a lovely walk around a beautiful estate managed by the Scottish Wildlife Trust and lacked only a tea room at the end! – one to go back to in the spring I think. Continue reading →