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Eyemouth Breakers

23 Jan

In a previous thread I mentioned my penchant for long stay cheapie breaks in Tunisia to get away from the winter frosts. Cyprus and Jamaica were another two destinations that I used.

But this time I stayed in Scotland – I should have been well warned when on my way to Eyemouth on the east coast I stopped by this clifftop memorial to the drowned fishermen in a former maritime disaster. It shows the families waiting on the shore and wading into the pounding surf in some cases to pull bodies and exhausted men from the sea after their boats had capsized —

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I was on my way to Eyemouth where a friend had offered me the use of his holiday cottage for the winter at a reasonable rate. Facing the beach right behind the breakwater – it all sounded idyllic – till the waves started coming over the houses —

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But it wasn’t always blowing a hoolie! No – sometimes it snowed!

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at least the horses up on Lumsdaine Farm had their coats on.

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while silly old me gave his hat and gloves to this snowman!

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But it didn’t blow and snow all the time. I had some lovely coastal walks between Berwick and St Abbs Head.

Both with —–

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and without the snowshoes —

and – how could I forget my away-day to the Holy Isle down the Northumbrian coast.

It’s a truly magical place that gave me one of my favourite photos —

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Watch the birdie —

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and close your mouth in case it’s a swallow  🙂

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Eyemouth Breakers

 
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