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!! =)
14 comments on “Scotland | Day 3 – North Berwick”
I seriously love this post so much. I'm LOVING your Scotland pictures:) Kevin and I were so sad we didn't see more of the country! Can't wait to see the castle! ps- your pics are lovely. What lens do you use? love ya!
So many pretty photos! I am especially in love with the pretty beach photos (the colors remind me of the beaches where I live!) and that sunglasses shot.
Oh, and you ladies all have the prettiest scarves! Seriously, seeing all of your scarf photos makes me want to go scarf shopping.
p.s. I definitely could not eat a limpet. Your friend has guts! 🙂
Yeah, I don't think I could have just eaten a limpet off of rocks like that…or eaten a limpet period.
I really like the decor in the last picture!
So much fun! I love the pics of that cute, quaint town. 🙂
How gorgeous! Love all these pictures! Glad you had fun!
Oh such beautiful photos! You have me really wanting to visit Scotland. Also, your friend eating the limpet… not really sure how I feel about that, haha! Good for her for being so adventurous! 😉
You have no idea how happy I am that you decided to take the big camera! I mean… if I can't go there with MY camera then YOU should go there with yours!
Love your photos! Several of them make me think of puzzles. 🙂
Scotland definitely needs to be added to the list of places to visit. All of these pictures are so great Amy!
The pictures of your friend eating that nasty limpet are hilarious!
Those beaches remind me a lot of Oregon beaches… never heard of anyone eating limpets before though!! 🙂
Your friend is super brave for eating the limpet. I couldn't do it. The beach looks beautiful!
Wow I really need to make a trip to Europe! This world of ours is so big. Beautiful pictures can't wait to see more! Was it overcast a lot of the time you were there?
Wowzas! That beach is beautiful!! Scotland is on my bucket list, hopefully next Spring/Summer! These photos are definitely inspiring me to look behind just visiting Edinburgh and seeing some of the rustic beaches as well!
I am your newest follower and I am about to do a bit of peeking around to see the rest of your Scotland photos! Travel blog posts are SO fun!!
p.s. I totally agree with your comment about simply being amazed whenever you stand so close to natural beautiful. Our God is a master artist, right? I can't help but sing a worship song whenever I am at the beach watching the rolling waves.
Oh, you've been to Scotland – that's my favorite place in the world! Lovely photos! I went when I was 20 to mostly the Highlands & Loch Ness. And, then, when I was 24 I went to England & Wales… Scotland was my favorite &, in my opinion, has the nicest people. Loved learning about your trip!
the highland cows are the cutest!!! my parents were actually in scotland for a month while i was working at a camp in colorado, and my mom would send me tons of postcards…all with pics of highland cows on the front. 🙂