Monday, 25 February 2013

Saturday In North Berwick

Bass Rock from North Berwick
A North Berwician Sea burd

 After getting off the train, Jay and I headed for a wee stroll down the harbour.
Best part is we didnae even pay for the train. Gid when that happens! My only concern was that I had Skye parked in Prestonpans. Wasn't too sure that she would still be there when we got back

 Fecken proud bird

They may be rats with wings, however they still look good on camera.
Mind you so does Jennifer Lopez.
 Bass Rock again with some added flare

 North Berwick at low tide with the Law overlooking - our destination.

 Some unwanted book cases

 These guys are found right outside the Seabird Centre. We only went inside the gift and spent mybe ten minutes.

 I believe that this was the second church built in North Berwick, opened for worship in 1664 and served as the towns only church untill 1843. Ive seen in older photos that the tower used to have a bell shaped roof. Just imagine if we had a photograph from the buildings prime to compare a before and after. On closer inspection it is very apparent that the structure is becomming unstable.

 The Law...


 Jay taking his first steps on the Law.

 Ye should have grabbed that welly mate!

 The only path to summit sign iv seen that points to the ground.

 Didn't take us too long to get to the top and Jay managed quite well not to mess up his shiny white shoes.

 The remains of some ancient ruins. These buildings were once used by lookouts in the Napoleonic Wars.

 Looking West on the Law you can see another lookout, my guess was built and used during the war.

The famous whale's jawbone, pictured above and below, collapsed in June 2005 after rotting away, and was removed by helicopter, much to the surprise of North Berwick residents. A jawbone has stood there since 1709, the last one having been there since 1933.
On 26 June 2008, a fibreglass replica whale bone, the same size as the one that was removed in 2005, was airlifted into place to give North Berwick Law back its famous landmark. The funding for the replica was donated by an anonymous friend of North Berwick. - So says Wikipedia.
 It was a shame that I couldn't get my GPS working for some reason. Im sure that there is a Geocach somwhere nearby. Ach well, will just have to come back again.
 It looks so tiny from up here.

 Jay leaned too hard against the wall.


"Andre! quit fannying around!"

 This is what they done before they had telly...

Only 613ft (187m) above sea level but what a view!.

Mybe next time we come back here we'll go on a boat trip to some of the islands! Aye! Im up for that!

 One last shot before heading back down

 And looking SouthWest we can see the Lammermuir hills to the left horizon, still bearing snow and looking over to the right we can see Traprain Law. Didn't realise this at the time but the following day was to bring beautiful weather. So I headed out with Skye (my bike) to Traprain Law.

 Until next time...

It didn't take us long at all to make our way back down. 7minutes in fact, if I remember correctly. 
Afterwards we made our way back to the train station. Unfortunatly however this time we had to pay. Damn you conductors for doing yer job!  
When we got back to the Pans, I was happy to find Skye was still there and yes, she still had both tyres.

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