Tuesday, 9 April 2013

A Mini Tour

Shot of The Day

I've just returned from a short visit to my son and family in Haddington. The main purpose of the visit was to view the new extension to their house that has recently been completed. I was very impressed and I'm sure the extra kitchen space will make life a bit easier.
Unfortunately on Monday Neil was at work, Joe and Sandy were at school and Kate was having a lie down in preparation for her night shift at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. This left me at a loose end. Inspired by a recent comment on my blog I decided to take a mini tour along the East Lothian coast.

East Lothian boasts some of the best links golf courses in the world and also some of the best beaches in Scotland. It also has some of highest house prices on the Scottish house market. 

North Berwick
North Berwick over looked by Berwick Law

Bass Rock



Gullane Bents
The 2013 British Open Golf Championship is being hosted by Muirfield Golf Club aka The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers which is situated in Gullane.

 Aberlady Bay

In the past Anne and I visited Aberlady Bay on numerous occasions. It was a favourite haunt of ours offering  a 1.5 ml  walk to the beach which is a must for anyone interested in wild 

Walkway at Aberlady


Longniddry Bents
Remnants of wartime defences which are quite prominent in the area.

Gosford Park

 Forth rail bridge

Port Seton

A small but busy working harbour with lots going on when the boats come in. It is also the birthplace of John Bellany. 
Port Seton holds a very special place in my heart as this is where Neil and Kate really settled after they got married. Anne and I just loved the area. 


  1. A day well spent. Great pictures all round but I liked the snipe best.

  2. I like the sky in the shot of the day and bass rock. Is that a light house on its right side? If so, it's a big rock.

    1. It is a lighthouse. The Bass Rock is home to one of the largest colonies of Gannets in the world.

  3. It is a beautiful country that you live in!

  4. That is a fact I appreciate daily.

  5. Looks like a grand day out Sandy. I am ashamed to say that it is a part of scotland I have rarely visited so I will have to put that right this summer. I have tended to stick to the west coast and mainly the Scottish Islands forgetting that some of the nicest places are almost on our doorstep.

  6. I sincerely advise that you do Gavin, you certainly wont be disappointed.