A Day of Musli, Coffee, Cider, Fish Cakes, Tea, Cake, Sandwiches and Pizza. With some cycling inbetween.


Like sunshine, my jacket and cider, giant homemade fish cakes are orange

With sunshine in our faces and the wind on our backs, Magda and I cycled along the coast to North Berwick (with a silent 'w'). Then into rain and a headwind we battled home.

For much of the route we followed the road, but quite often we were able to use the John Muir Way. Not to be confused with the John Muir Trail (a long distance trail covering 211 miles of dramatic Sierra Nevada mountains in California, forming part of the humongous Pacific Crest Trail which is 2,650 miles long) the John Muir Way is an incomplete 45mile long footpath in decidedly undramatic East Lothian.

After pottering through Portobello, Musselburgh and Prestonpans, we found a great fish and chip shop. We sat against the front of the shop, acting as a sun trap, and leisurely enjoyed our lunch, washed down with a pint of cider. A group of women walking along the path also stopped here, although we had our suspicions their lunch was purely liquid one.

Feel free to paint in your own flag

Next we headed across the golf course at Gullane and followed the JMW, instead of the increasingly busy A198, all the way to North Berwick. Here we had a quick scoot around the town, a cup of tea and a bit of cake and headed back.

Magda can reach items on the top shelf

The rain descended and the wind picked up, but we hunkered down and got on with it. Sticking to the roads for the extra speed factor we whizzed back home for pizza and a movie.

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