Scottish Stories – At Yellowcraig Beach Today

Yellowcraig Beach East Lothian Scotland

Well, it’s a long way from Sydney’s beautiful beaches!  I heard that my hubby and Teen16 and Rusty Rocket were swimming in the sea yesterday at Jervis Bay.

Not us here in Bonnie Scotland in April. The wind is perishing and the sea would be worse.

July and August are the best times to visit Scotland, not least because the Festival and Fringe are on.  If you ever visit the Edinburgh in July or August, check out the tips on this post: Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Well, April it is for us, and went down to a gorgeous beach today though, all rugged up.  It’s called Yellowcraig, a wee drive from my Mum’s house, just here.

Direlton map

Here are some photos from our visit to Yellowcraig and nearby Direlton.  I’ve done no editing except on the one that was instagrammed.  And I’ll say no more as I’m linking up with Trish’s Wordless Wednesday,


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Can highly recommend the cauliflower cheese soup and  pecan brownies at the Direlton Gallery Cafe, should you be passing.

It’s goodnight from us here.

You’re just waking up down there in Sydney.

Are you off to the beach today?



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Posted on: April 24, 2013


  • Reply April 24, 2013


    It may have been freezing but it looks beautiful – calm, peaceful and unspoilt 🙂

  • Reply April 24, 2013


    What a gorgeous place to explore! I love the tree climbing shot – so much fun to be had in the great outdoors. 🙂

  • Reply April 24, 2013


    Wow Seana, the beach is so beautiful, but yes, it does look way colder than I’m used to.
    That tree the kids are climbing on is awesome too.
    Enjoy the rest of your break x

  • Love Cauliflower soup. It looks quite cool over there. Would love to visit one day!

  • Reply April 24, 2013


    well it is so nice and good to look ur selected pics . have u any guideline about dubai and abu dhabi (uae) ??

  • Reply April 24, 2013


    It looks too cold to go to the beach. Great photos

  • Reply April 24, 2013


    Enjoy being rugged up and relieving some awesome memories! Maybe we might go to beach tomorrow, although with every other Gold Coaster! x

  • Reply April 24, 2013


    Looks like a beautiful place to visit!

  • Reply April 25, 2013

    budget jan

    It is Anzac Day here today. Julia Gillard was at the Dawn Service in Townsville! Your photos look great – just a pity about the cold 🙂

  • Reply April 26, 2013


    O beautiful! It looks stunning and I’m so jealous! We’re one year and eight months away from our next trip to Scotland – not that I’m counting or anything! Hope the rest of your trip is just as lovely!

  • Reply April 26, 2013

    Maria Alexandra

    Wow, I would have never thought that that beach is located in Scotland! Gorgeous 🙂

    – Maria Alexandra

  • Reply April 26, 2013

    Lisa Goodmurphy

    What a beautiful beach although I never would have guessed Scotland even though you are all bundled up! I imagine Scotland’s beaches to be a lot more rugged and rocky than sandy like this one.

  • It is beautiful – unless it’s just your excellent photography 🙂 I’ve been to Scotland but never a Scottish beach. Love to see three generations of beautiful Smith women. x A

  • Looks like a cold day at the beach. If you weren’t in coats, I really like those big ropes at the playground.

  • Reply April 29, 2013

    Desire Empire

    Looks like you are having a brilliant holiday despite the temperature.

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