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Going to North Berwick Playa


I’ve been missing the sea lately, so although the weather wasn’t great we took the train to North Berwick yesterday. It’s a lovely little coastal town only a 30-minute train ride from Edinburgh. It was low-tide when we were there, so it was perfect for some rockpooling. All we found was a drowned crab, lots of smaller crab carcasses and a few living ones. Plus a couple of golf balls from the nearby course (that we took home with us).



The population of the town is 6,223. Fact of the day.


It’s not windy at all. You can see Bass Rock sea bird sanctuary behind me – that David Attenborough has described as ‘one of the 12 wildlife wonders of the world’.


The view from where we had lunch.


Fish & chips was obviously on the menu. Try The Rocketeer if you ever visit North Berwick – the fish was fresh and really tasty.


Can you find Matthew?


The dead crab I mentioned – what a horrible way to go.


Some serious bullying going on at the town fair.

Camera 360

This photo has nothing to do with North Berwick – just found it and wanted to show you how skinny my ankles look…(I’m sitting in a massage chair btw, hence the strange face.)

On Thursday we’re flying to Finland (again) for my twin brother’s wedding, can’t wait. This time I’ll finally get a chance to show Matthew my beloved Helsinki that I’ve missed so much. Bring on 10 days of freedom!

x Nina x

Nina Äikäs

<p>I’m a Swedish-speaking Finn who left Finland for the lovely and thrilling London town in 2011, but after meeting an equally lovely and thrilling Scotsman I somehow now find myself in the beautiful city of Edinburgh. In February 2015 our gorgeous little girl arrived and made us a happy family of three. Follow my blog and get to know us!</p>

  • Leonard Adams

    Nice blog Nina..could almost taste the fish @ chips..hope you and Matthew have a great trip to Finland…have attached my self portrait/pool picture. Love Len@kate

    July 30, 2013 at 10:59 am
    • ninaaikas

      Thanks, it was actually only my second fish&chips ever 🙂 Seems like we only just came back from Finland, but it’ll be great to see my brother get married (and Matthew gets to wear his kilt and scare my niece again) See you soon! x
      PS. There was no attachment

      July 30, 2013 at 5:45 pm
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