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Apr 25, 2016 - North Berwick, Kelso and back

Down along the coast today, over the border into England to Berwick on the Tweed. Weather crazy with light snow/sleet/hail. Heading inland we stopped at Floors Castle in Kelso, owned by the Duke and Duchess of Roxburgh. Not sure if they are related to Richard or not but they have his good looks 𯘎𯘎𯘎 Closer to home we called into the Glenkinchie Distillery for a lesson on single malt scotch whiskey making and a tasting. Glenn spoilt himself with a Distiller's Edition to bring home. Unbelievably, i introduced myself to an Australian couple...

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Apr 24, 2016 - North Berwick to St Andrews and back

Weather didn't turn out as bad as expected today, although still didn't reach double figures. No rain or wind though. Bonus! Today we drove around the Firth of Forth. From North Berwick to St Andrews. Around the coast line getting there and back through the country side. Beautiful harbours and seafood. St Andrews is a Beautiful town, but who would have thought this home of golf would turn out to be a surfing mecca too. Glenn was in his element taking surf with the locals. Mad!!! Big day, home in time for dinner a couple of drinks then bed.

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Apr 23, 2016 - North Berwick

Well we did the bag drag to Hertz this morning and picked up our transport for the next 4 days. Headed east to a smallish coastal town called North Berwick. It will be our base for the next 3 days while we trip around the countryside. Not much to report today, except the freezing weather. Temps didn't get above 8 deg here and the howling winds only made it worse. We did venture out for a stroll along the beach with hundreds of other holiday makers. Funny how in Aussie no one leaves the house in this weather.

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May 21, 2013 - An Amazing Final Day in North Berwick

Well after three days of damp, drab weather with limited visibility the skies cleared and Scotland really showed off her beauty. I woke up at around 5:30 a.m. (I can't seem to adjust to the time change) and went on my morning walk. I walked the 50 yards from our apartment to the beach and saw Bass Rock and it's lighthouse clearly for the first time. The sunrise was spectacular and seeing the great weather made me consider altering our plans to tour on our way to St. Andrews and stay and play one more round of golf in North Berwick. It was...

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May 20, 2013 - North Berwick

Greetings from North Berwick! North Berwick is a great little seaside town just 30 miles from Edinburgh on the East coast of Scotland and it is filled with golf history. It is not as popular with tourists as St. Andrews but it is my favorite spot in Scotland for scenery, Scottish hospitality and great golf. Imagine playing golf at Torrey Pines for 1980's prices then getting a 4 star hotel room right on the beach in La Jolla for $100 a night. We have a great three bedroom luxury apartment one block from the ocean and are enjoying the pub...

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May 20, 2013 - Now & Then Edinburgh Photo

So we have this cool photo in our house of my Dad in a kilt that he had taken in Edinburgh when he was on leave during WWII. The boys & I went and had our picture taken at the same place to represent the next two generations. Then we made a toast to a great man that we all miss very much. Cheers Dad (Papa)!

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Jun 20, 2012 - Lothian coast

We escaped the city to the coast just south of Edinburgh. Near the small village of Gullane we found a lovely beach for a walk and a lovely bakery for some sustenance afterwards.Once again Daisy thought the beach was great fun but there was no way she was going to get her feet wet! Later we found the seaside town of North Berwick and had a wander around the sea front looking out on the islands which are famous for sea birds nesting and seals.

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Oct 13, 2009 - Last Round of Golf Today

I started the day off by eating a full Scottish breakfast at my B&B consisting of fried bacon (looks more like thin slices of ham) orange juice, coffee, toast with lemon marmalade, blood sausage and a poached egg...Yummy. I checked out of my B&B, said goodbye to St. Andrews and hit the road south to North Berwick. I think I'm getting the hang of this UK driving because no one is honking, flashing their lights or telling me I'm #1 with their fingers any more! I drove into the West Links Golf Course which is the 14th oldest course in the...

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