One of my absolute favorite things that we did while in Scotland was travel to North Berwick.
It is a beautiful seaside town full of the kindest people and breath-taking scenery. The best way i can explain the town: sweet, gentle, beautiful, breath-taking, quiet, and serene.
Before catching the bus to the castle we walked the beach area.
I was completely and utterly blown away by the beauty of the beach.
Now, let me put this into perspective, i live near the beach. I’ve grown up in the sand and water and have salt water in my veins…..but their beaches? Incredible.
While on the beach Shevy really wanted to find and eat a limpet. What is a limpet? It’s this crestation that hangs out on the side of rocks…and she ate it. Well first she had to scrape it off…which is a story in itself. She tried getting it off with a shell, that didn’t work, she then tried a rock…no bueno. Finally when she had given up Beverly announced she had a knife…ha. So Shevy scraped that thing off and ate it.
She said it wasn’t too bad, that she would actually eat them often….no thank you.
After the beach we headed to their Sea Bird Center (where you can purchase a boat ride out to one of the close islands to see the puffins!). We ended up not doing this; because it was really expensive AND we wouldn’t be on time to make the bus to the castle.
We walked around outside the Sea Bird Center and found this beautiful little cliff area that gave an incredible view of the ocean and some of the city.
I envisioned myself sitting on the rocks, reading, journaling, and relaxing in Gods presence.
We then walked through the city and saw beautiful homes, some super sweet stores, and conversed with awesome people. We quickly grabbed some lunch and waited for the bus to take us to Tantallon Castle.
Which I’ll fill y’all in on the next post. 🙂
One of the stores we ended up going in, Flux, made me FALL IN LOVE.
I wanted to buy every single item within the store.
I should have taken more pictures, but it was TINY and i felt weird holding my camera up and snapping pictures of their store…especially being a tourist. ha.
It took convincing from all three of the girls for me to not buy the highland cow pillow or the stag pillow.
They were both around 30-50 pounds…and well i couldn’t justify that (almost $60-$90 american).
But i LOVVVEEEDD them!
The watercolor effect, the stitching, the art, the…everything.
Don’t even et me started on the grey chair that the highland cow pillow is sitting in…i would have carried that thing on the plane if i could! I doubt they ship internationally, i didn’t even think to ask.
Next leg of the trip…Tantallon Castle!! =)