It was appropriate that while the country struggles to come to terms with the cost of living crisis, and the government tries its best to justify tax cuts for rich people at the same time, Paul and I decided to escape to Applecross for three days exploring in the wilds. The Gaelic for Applecross is … Continue reading Seeking Sanctuary in A’ Chomraich
The clouds concealed the blue sky that was no doubt shining up above the grey barrier. This was the one recent morning that our weather hadn't seen us blessed with sunshine and warmth. And this was the morning I chose to visit the tidal pool at Pittenweem. Not so much poor planning, it just so … Continue reading On the Pool
Our outdoor swimming itch took us to Coldingham Bay in the Borders for a bit of a dook. A slow walk to the North Sea. Getting our skins on. Top towel girl. Acclimatisation. Ignoring acclimatisation! Waiting for the waves. Hitting the waves. Being hit by the waves 1. Being hit by the waves 2. Me … Continue reading Dooking in the Cold(ingham Bay) Drink.
Team Johnston spent Hogmanay with Team Smyde down near Cockburnspath which was a relaxed but fab evening of chilli and whisky. We also took a wander down to Cove.
Just an ordinary, cold, sunny day with Neil on the Berwickshire Coastal Path from Dowlaw to St Abbs. With added seals! We got so close to them, the wee white ones are just pups, only a couple of weeks old. Apparently they come here every winter for a couple of months of breeding. We saw … Continue reading Seals of St Abbs
A few pictures from a recent walking trip with our new van. Sunday morning rear view at St Abb's harbour. Berwick Coast Watch building. A sea cave near Berwick. Needles Eye formation. Old Smugglers cottage at Lamberton Skerrs. Partanhall at Burnmouth. Bernie getting tucked in by the sea on Saturday night. And the Sunday morning … Continue reading Berwickshire Coastal Path: Berwick to Eyemouth
With Brexit and Ecksit dominating the headlines, Neil, Dave, Tony and I headed to St. Andrews for some escapism and a weekend adventure. On the Saturday Neil and I decided to walk some of the Fife Coastal Trail from Lower Largo to Anstruther. That was the escapism from Barnier and May. The adventure came in … Continue reading Coasting Along