It was a beautiful day towards the end of May, so Lindsey & myself drove to Dunbar and then cycled west of the town, over part of Belhaven Bay, over the River Tyne and along some sections of the John Muir Way. We enjoyed coffee at a cafe in Tyninghame village. This is a lovely part of the country, with various tracks and backroads which are good for cycling.
Some of the geographical coastal features are named after St Baldred, who meditated in a cell on the Bass Rock for a year in the 8th century.
Thomas Hamilton, the 6th Earl of Haddington, was a supporter of the Acts of Union 1707, and in fact fought against the Jacobites at the Battle of Sheriffmuir, which I have written about elsewhere. He developed the estate at Tyninghame, planting many trees. In 1761 the Earl of Haddington moved Tyninghame village from its original position to its present one.
There is a lovely cafe in the old smithy, beside the original post office. Tyninghame House, further to the east, is now divided into private flats.