Dunbar, John Muir Country Park and North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland

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 talking about my stay in North Berwick and my visits to the surrounding East Lothian coastline.

I stayed at the MacDonald Marine Hotel and Spa in North Berwick which is a short drive away from the many stunning beaches of the East Lothian coastline as well as being within easy reach of Edinburgh.

To me, one of the most amazing things about North Berwick is North Berwick Law, a volcanic crag which is visible from almost everywhere in this quaint little town.

It has a pretty shore line on the Firth of Forth.

When I visited the autumnal golden hours were stunning.

Dunbar is a short drive away with it’s pretty little fishing harbour.

Dunbar is the birthplace of John Muir. To the North West of this charming little town you will find the John Muir Country Park which is a haven of wildlife.


Although Dunbar is affectionately referred to as Sunny Dunny by the locals, the weather changed from sunny skies to black threatening clouds and back to golden hour sunshine within a space of an hour or so during my visit!



If you love long walks and stunning coastal and countryside views, you will love East Lothian.   For more photos of the area visit my previous posts on Yellowcraig Beach and Aberlady and Gosford Park.

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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