2013 Summer (Baltic and Britain – Scotland – July 17 – Day 24 – Part 2)

After our tour of the Royal Yacht Britannia we drove along the coast to the village of Dirleton which is slightly inland from the mouth of the Firth of Forth where it enters the North Sea.  There is a castle ruin there that has a lovely garden and we spent some time wandering around. There was a nice view from the top of the cliff.The gardens surrounded a lovely green space.  There were dozens of different varieties and colours of flowers.  It was a beautiful place to spend some time.  I do love walking around gardens. Weeding them, not so much.

One of the most interesting things at Dirleton Castle was the Dovecot.

Every little box is a nest site or perch  for a dove. We completed the circuit through the garden back to the car park and drove back to Edinburgh after a coffee and scone with strawberry jam at Bass Rock-which  was  my customary  lunch  while  we  were  in  Scotland.  Yum.  Yum. Colours, colours, colours. I love Scottish gardens. Chalk up one more wonderful day.

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