A while back I took a trip to Cramond beach with my friend Emilie. It’s only a 40 minute bus ride, and it was lovely to spend some time outside the city. I’ve always wanted to live near the sea and now that I do, I don’t visit the beach often enough! Granted it’s too cold to swim right now (and probably always), but walks along the sand are fun whatever the weather. You can visit Cramond island by walking along this little path in the sea, but it was underwater when I was there because the tide was up. I really want to try again and visit the island, and all the other beaches in Edinburgh for that matter. The sun set whilst we were there which was beautiful. Now that spring has (sort of) arrived I’m reminded of how much I love long lingering sunsets and warm evenings. I haven’t felt the sun on my face since September, and I’m so glad it’s coming back!
I love to go exploring and “blow away the cobwebs” as my mum would say. There’s something really refreshing about visiting beaches in the cold. I spent many childhood holidays visiting the Northumberland coast in winter, so I’ve grown to appreciate a bracing walk along the beach! I have a long list of places I need to see in Edinburgh before I graduate. I only have one week of teaching left until my dissertation writing period begins. I’m hoping that I can spend my 9-5 in the library and take some time off at weekends to explore Scotland!