No matter where you are the world, a walk by the sea is one of life’s greatest and most underrated simple pleasures. Even in chilly Edinburgh.
It should be categorised as an ‘Alternative Therapy’ for stress or worry, where natural remedies are the smell of salt and seaweed carried by the breeze, the lullaby sound of the waves and a view of infinite blue.
These sights, sounds and smells are often reminiscent of past days spent by the sea; on visits to the seaside as a child, on foreign holidays or if you’re lucky enough, right on your doorstep!
This is exactly why, with the recent appearance of some spring sunshine, I have started to regularly indulge in said pleasure and escape to the Edinburgh’s seaside for a walk which begins 10 minutes from my house at none other than… the Edinburgh’s Sewage Works! Lovely.
Well it can only get better from there, and it does.
Here’s a sequence of snaps from the 4 mile walk along the promenade from Seafield to Musselburgh…