Hotingham * Bay
What does one do in a hot summer day in the Merse asks an occasional bloggee. Do you have those? Yes, Willie of Wellington (New Zealand, next to Australia) we do and we go to Coldingham Bay. Berwickshire's answer to the Gulf and Costa del Petrodollar-but, on a day like this, slightly hotter than Dubai** and much nicer-see image. Coldingham is just missed by the Gulf Stream(other Gulf, not Arabian)so the water is even colder than bracing but was a welcome relief from the searing heat of a Berwickshire August. Coldingham City Fathers are always astonished that on both good warm days each season the public car park is full by 11am-it is expanded every year and it is still overflowing by 11 o'clock. Some enterprising entrepreneur has built an overflow car park a hot dusty walk away from the free one.A snip at £2 you might think. But he forgot one thing. Coldingham is in Scotland.Scots are prepared to hang around the public one until some one leaves and then jostle for the vacant space.
Meanwhile the pay and then swim facility remains
I apologise to the Chain Bridge Blog Reader for pictures of the youngsters but oone needs to take advantage of our summer which may end about 4pm this afternoon
* Feeble Pun intended
** In December
Labels: Coldingham, Merse, Summer