There is little in the way of settlements between Aberlady and North Berwick and we expected to walk the whole distance today on beach, dunes or rock. With a slightly overcast, mother of pearl sky, there was a cold breeze blowing and we started off with gloves and hat on and a fear of rain that never materialised.
The path across the reserve is akin to rough moorland and is easy walking, following a clear and fairly flat path. We exited the reserve by the sand dunes just north of Gullane Point and made our way down on to the main beach and round the point to Gullane Bay. At Gullane Point, with the tide starting to come in, the view back from Jophie’s Neuk follows the line of the dunes at the top of the beach and along the expansive sands. Cockenzie power station is visible in the distance and behind that Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh and the Pentland Hills.