When you awake to a clear blue sky, crisp air, and a flawless weather forecast, you eat a quick breakfast, put on your shoes, and head for the coastal path toward St. Abbs because it’s.. . . . . .
The temps were chilly when we started out but we soon began shedding layers as both the walking and the SUNSHINE warmed us. The coastal path led us up on the cliffs with the usual spectacular views.
“We looked at the situation, assessed the risks. . . And went on anyhow.” We persisted.
The path was quite safe, quite walkable. Was this the Scottish version of Fake News??
We soon found ourselves in St. Abbs.
The Ebba Center where the market was held is the community center, as evidenced by the announcements of the many activities held there throughout the week. With only 85 permanent residents, I’m curious how many show up. Today, however, there was a nice crowd for the market, and there were even “outlanders” like us.
St. Abbs sort of has a high town and a low town, and after exploring the high part we walked below for lunch, which we were able to eat outside in the SUNSHINE.
The walk home was just as wonderful and we all felt that our five days in the Scottish Borders area has been perfect. Full of memorable moments, laughs, good soup, multiple cups of tea.
Bags packed, leftovers eaten, final sunset viewed.
As we were making plans on what time to leave in the AM we made a discovery. . . . We are all taking the same flight from Edinburgh to Dublin. We had made our flight plans separately and were saying, “Oh, I think we leave EDI sometime around 9:30.” Finally one of us checked and laughed when we realized we were on the same flight. But then we go on to EWR and Betty and Lee to PHL.
Checking out until we return home and will write our usual recap.