Edinburgh’s Beach

I should’ve written about this a long time ago, as I actually went to the beach about…a month ago? But things got busy. Now that I’m pretty much done with my dissertation, I’ll be playing some catch up here.

So, Edinburgh has this nice beach. Yes, you read that correctly. A nice beach.

When I got on the bus to the beach in Edinburgh, I fully expected a Northwest US beach, with wind, and rocks, and nowhere to really sit down.

This is what I got instead:

Look at that! Sand! As fine grained as Mexico’s, but not scalding hot! It was nice and warm. The water was cold but not freezing, definitely okay to wade in and even swim if you really wanted to.

Needless to say, I was woefully unprepared. I’d worn trousers! And didn’t bring a blanket or towel to sit on! Shameful.

Fortunately I’m not too bothered about getting dirty, so I sat on the sand anyway. I also made this incredible sculpture of Scotland’s national animal using only my feet (except to gather the shells).

It was a really lovely afternoon. This was July, so probably by now it’s not so nice to visit (summer is definitely over here – it’s been raining for four days straight). If you’re around Edinburgh in June or July, pop over to the beach! This one is Portobello beach, but there are several.



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