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Travel Blogs from North Berwick
N. Berwick was not a true links in terms of location but was
in terms of layout. The front nine went out into a brutal wind and the back
nine came in all downwind. We decided that downwind is much more fun. The course
is really fantastic with unbelievable views and is a great test of golf. Truly
glad we played this course last and got a good look at coastal golf.
After the round we decided to end our trip with ...
... own and doesn't like to follow directions! The riding principles are the same so it wasn't a big adjustment in that terms with the riding. We headed out and unfortunately the tide wasn't fully out so we couldn't explore the beach as much as they normally do but we still did get out on the beach for a little bit.
After the beach we headed back up to some other trails a little more inland. Both on the beach and on the trails it was a lot of fun. ...
... quite a lot of other people on our walk. Must be a popular place, comments Ian. Yes, especially as there's damn all else to do here :-) And actually it turns out we'll be here for a week as it's the English Bank Holiday weekend and not a single campsite pitch to be found in miles of our next destination. The Scots had their bank holiday at the beginning of August and their kids go back to school tomorrow so we are going to stay put here, otherwise we really will be 'of no fixed ...
... were only sheep around to remind us that somewhere people do live here. Oh I just remembered that I forgot to mention the little town we stopped in for coffee! The fishing village of Portree sat quietly along the sea and we had luck on our side because when we arrived the sun was shining and it was a beautiful day! We went into a shop, Mackenzie's Bakery and for 3 pounds we bought two home made sandwiches, a sausage role and a chelsea bun! Such a deal and everything was baked ...
So we are now in Edinburgh. Arrived yesterday in a little zip zip rental car (we have rented it for 2 weeks), named the 'Italian Stallion'. And NO we didn't name it that, Avis did.
Yesterday we drove from Clive and Tino's in Chamberlain Street and headed directly...through a country (England for those who are just as geographically inept as I am), to Edinburgh. It only took around 7 hours, about 3,000 sheep, 900 of them black sheep.
When we arrived we ...