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 a day of exploring Aberlady and the magical gardens of Gosford House on the East Lothian coastline of Scotland.
Below is the amazing view from the headquarters of Scotland’s Bird Club I came across this place whilst trying to find information on walking routes. Not being a member, I was hesitant to venture inside but the sign said ‘Everyone welcome’ and I felt sure they would know the best places. So I popped in to ask. They were so helpful, offering tea whilst I had a browse around their art exhibition.
They gave me the directions to Gosford House which was a stone’s throw away. I would never have found this place on my own.
The entrance was via Gosford Bothy Farm Shop and Café where the butcher gave me a token to go into the grounds. I was expecting to spend an hour or so there. Instead I found a magical garden beyond my expectations and spent a good three hours exploring followed by lunch of freshly grown produce in the Farm Café.
Below are a few photos from my walk.
Below are some views from the coastal road leading back to the farm shop.
If you are thinking of visiting Scotland I can definitely recommend this area. I stayed in North Berwick at the MacDonald Marine Hotel and Spa which is a short drive away.
You may also be interested in my previous blog post on Yellowcraig on the East Lothian coastline.
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.