I leave Longniddry and follow the coastline round to Aberlady Bay. From here I follow the Trail into the RSPB Nature Reserve. You are requested to keep to the paths so as not to disturb the wildlife. I eventually take to the beach which I walk along to Gullane Bay.
Walk Date : 30th Oct 2015
Mileage : 14.30 miles Total Mileage : 2, 650.19 miles
Accommodation : Richmond Cottage B&B, North Berwick
At Aberlady Bay I see a memorial to Nigel Tranter, a Scottish author and historian and had a lifelong interest in castles. He loved Aberlady coast and walked daily whilst writing notes. The plaque records his poetic feelings for the bay.
Gullane has a special memory for me as when I was fairly newly married with a young daughter, Sandra, I was stationed in Edinburgh when serving in the Royal Army Medical Corps(RAMC) We used to come out to the sandy beaches to play in the sand, build sandcastles, eat ice-cream, life seemed so simply and full of fun then.
I have been following the John Muir Way, a long distance path. It starts in Helensburgh where he left for America and finishes in Dunbar where he was born, a distance of 134 miles. John Muir was a Conservationist who emigrated to America who had an impact on environmental activity.
As I Approach North Berwick I chat to a couple who had moved across the water from Anstruther. We could just make out the village through the hazy sky. They kindly gave me a donation to put towards the charities I’m walking for, so thank you very much.
I am now going to look around North Berwick before retiring to my B&B for a clean up.