Sally Mair - Loving life

By Sallymair

Musselburgh once more

After our aborted trip yesterday we decided to head back down to Musselburgh again today. It was another beautiful day and as we were earlier in the day the tide was in. See extra for a much more practical harbour! You can spot many of the same boats.
The temperature was just under 20°, positively balmy, as we walked along the promenade. The swans were looking spectacular as ever around the mouth of the Esk. Lots of cormorants sunning themselves, and, as was commented last week, there were Greylag geese (I think) in plenty at the mouth and Canada Geese just a little further down the river.
The hips on the rugosa were beautiful ranging in colour from greeny brown to deep purple through all shades of orange and red in between. There were still a few pink and white roses too, there's a bee on this one.
We stopped at Di Rollo for an ice cream in our way back. It would be rude not to! The two Italian ice cream families of Musselburgh are very long standing institutions. Di Rollo since 1899 and Luca since 1908. We like to share our patronage, although I do love Luca's strawberry. Today's choice was a scoop each of raspberry ripple and banana, with a flake of course.
When we got back to the car at Fisherrow, we decided to go up to nearby Newhailes House, a National Trust property, for lunch. They have an excellent courtyard cafe. We're still not going indoors to cafes if we can possibly avoid it and the good weather for the second year running has made that so much easier.
A touring exhibition titled Gratitude (to NHS and Key workers) opens tomorrow. They were doing pre- opening publicity and photo shoots while we were there. Second extra.
Stay safe everyone, limited figures from Scottish government today due to a "technical issue" but I think the downward trend continues.

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