Yellowcraig, East Lothian

In January I was inspired by Makelight to choose a word to guide me through the year, instead of or as well as New Year’s Resolutions.

My word for 2017 is Explore.

To me, Explore means meeting new people, learning new things and visiting new places. I find exploring in this way really opens the mind, allows creativity to blossom and creates a great work life balance.

Today I’m sharing some photos from the magical deserted beach of Yellowcraig on the East Lothian coastline of Scotland.

Yellowcraig boasts a view of the island of Fidra with it’s nineteenth century lighthouse said to have inspired Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island.

It has vast expanses of gold sand perfect for long walks.

It’s strewn with black volcanic rocks. With a little imagination you could believe you were walking on the moon.


There’s a view of Berwick Law, an extinct volcanic rock in North Berwick.



It’s perfect for paddling, strolling or rock pooling.



It’s also perfect for just sitting and admiring the view.


I visited Yellowcraig in the Autumn during a stay at the MacDonald Marine Hotel and Spa in North Berwick which is a short drive away (5.5 kms/3.5 miles).

North Berwick is a great place to stay and there are so many beautiful places within easy reach. I’ll be writing about them in the next few weeks.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and it’s inspired you to explore! There are so many wonderful places to see — whether it’s something local or far away. There is so much to learn and so many new people to meet.

Stay safe and cosy until the next time.

Yvonne x




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