November, but Dunny’s still Sunny

A nice day here in Dunbar, so I took my camera out for a walk this morning. The first one shows the Cromwell Harbour, built after Cromwell’s incursion into Scotland, when he landed here and defeated the Scottish royalists at the 2nd Battle of Dunbar (the first was a 14th century affray outside Black Agnes’ pub).

This shows all three Dunbar harbours – the Cromwell in the foreground, the Broadhaven (the oldest) in the middle, and the Victoria Harbour seen through the raised bridge, which allows fishing boats to shelter in the inner harbour in stormy weather. The open sea is to the right of the stump of Dunbar Castle, whose stones were used to build the Cromwell Harbour, and many of the older houses and walls in the town. It was a very large castle.


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6 Responses to November, but Dunny’s still Sunny

  1. BarbaraS says:

    Spoilt for choice with all three harbours! But that must make it much safer for sea vessels to get right away from the stormy seas. I’m sure there must be a poem in this somewhere.

  2. Colin Will says:

    The concept of a harbour, a safe haven, is something that’s been very close to me ever since we came to live here 8 years ago.

  3. BarbaraS says:

    I can definitely see why – it really looks gorgeous. Much nicer than Dundalk bay… or the horrible flat, corrugated sands of Blackrock, a sea-side village, which used to be nice to go for a walk and a paddle out on, but it’s all slimy these days.. urgh! But then again, it was sunny when you took these photos… sunshine makes such a huge difference.

  4. Rachel Fox says:

    Perhaps the sunshine follows Colin…

  5. BarbaraS says:

    šŸ™‚ Rachel, he has such a sunny personality, that’s why…

  6. Colin Will says:

    Aw, shucks, as we say.

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