Coastal Walk – Aberlady to North Berwick (Scotland)

A few weeks ago, we went on a walk from Aberlady to North Berwick. We chose the coastal path which was about 10 miles in total and despite the overcast conditions, it was an amazing experience and we saw quite a few interesting things on the way.

Starting from Aberlady, the walk to the beach begins with a barren expanse of land dotted with a few trees.

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Once we got to the beach, we found what is quite possibly the smallest “Loch” in Scotland (or maybe it was just a puddle).

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The uninhabited island of Fidra looms quietly along the way, home to numerous sea birds and a lighthouse.

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The walk is quite nice for other activities.

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Finally, at North Berwick we got  some amazing views of Bass Rock (the Scottish Alcatraz) at sunset.

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One can walk beyond North Berwick along the coast towards Tantallon Castle. By then, we were all tired and hungry so we all headed towards the nearest restaurant.

The Time to Shut Down

In our lives immersed in technology, we rarely shut everything off.

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We turn on when we wake up, and are on our devices until we go to sleep. And every hour in between.

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I’m not immune to this. Very few people these days are.

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And yet, there’s value in shutting everything down, so that we can reconnect with life.

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With people.

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With the moment.

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With ourselves.

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There’s a time to work hard, and there should be a time to shut down. Otherwise, it all blends together and nothing has any space.

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What time will you shut down today?

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The text originally appeared on Leo Babauta’s zenhabits blog.