Monday, 12 July 2010

A Castle for Her Birthday........

Tantallon Castle and the Bass Rock



Hullo ma wee blog,

The lovely G and I had three full days together as it was her birthday this weekend. Each day we went out somewhere she chose for the day and just enjoyed spending time together.



Today she wanted to go back to Tantallon Castle, a local attraction and one of our favourites, just a half hour drive along the coast. After an enjoyable but very windy visit we left Tantallon and the Bass to the birds and the wild wind and headed into North Berwick for a walk down the High Street and a spot of late lunch before driving home to get settled for the final of the World Cup this evening, which we watched with some nibbles and an appropriately good red wine.

Bass Rock Lighthouse is built on foundations of the old castle prison.


Birds wheel round the cliffs and turn the rock white with their numbers at this time of year.


Tha castle is on a promontory surrounded by sheer cliffs.


see you later.

10 comments:

Rebecca S. said...

Ooooooh it is beautiful where you live! I'm most impressed with the Bass Rock Lighthouse. Wishing your wife a very happy birthday - sounds like she spent it very well indeed.

coastkid said...

i look over Tantallon to the Bass Rock every day at work and it is a view i always love,hope to do a 3 castles day visit soon at Hailes,Tantallon and Dirlton!,

The Scudder said...

Hi Al,
You old romantic you !
Happy birthday G
One little point ,,, I've been out to the Bass Rock and believe me, it isn't their numbers that make it white !!

Scottish Nature Boy said...

Oh I love that place - the original castle of my childhood. Funny - it's one of the few places that looks the same size to me now as it did when I was wee!

Scottish Nature Boy said...

By the way - I hope it was a Spanish red wine!

Elizabeth Rhiannon said...

What a wonderful way to spend her birthday weekend...happy belated birthday to the Lovely G ;)
P.S. Go Spain! heehee! ;)

Morning's Minion said...

A castle for a day seems a delightful gift!

Alistair said...

hello all,

thanks for your comments and wishes. I showed them to the lovely G and she smiled.

cheers!!!.......Al.

Alistair said...

Unfortunately SNB it was French as I'm not that organised - or creative!

The Clever Pup said...

I'm thinking Tintin

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