I know my holiday posts have gone on a bit this year, it's over two months ago since we were away, but I promise this is my last one.
Eleanor and I had never been to Scotland before so whilst we were in Northumberland, we decided that we'd cross the border. We didn't go very far in to Scotland, just about eight miles north of Berwick upon Tweed to Eyemouth. Eyemouth is a small town with many features of a traditional fishing village. The reason we chose to visit this place is that someone had left a comment in the visitor's book back at the cottage saying that they'd seen seals here. We thought we'd take a look ourselves and we weren't disappointed.
There's a van in the harbour which sells seafood, they sell fish here to feed to the seals too. You can borrow a pole which has a clip on the end to attach the fish to, it's easier to lower the fish to the seals this way.
The seals attract quite a crowd at times, they must be well fed during the summer season as many people were wanting to have a turn at feeding them.
They had to be quick though, seagulls are opportunists and are so quick at grabbing the fish before the seals get chance.
As soon as they realised the seals were being fed, they were circling overhead.
Many were successful at getting the fish before the seals did.
I think seals are really cute but they can be quite vicious.
As well as the harbour, Eyemouth has a lovely beach.
It's quite small but it wasn't very busy when we were there. We had plenty of room to set up camp.
We spent a few different days here when the sun was shining. We had lots of dull days on our holiday so we made the most of the sunshine.
There's nothing more relaxing that sitting on a beach on a sunny day watching all the comings and goings. There were lots of boats sailing in and out of the harbour.
This cormorant was doing a bit of fishing in the sea, he'd bob right underneath the water before resurfacing in a totally different place.
Archie enjoyed himself too, rolling around in smelly seaweed, one of his favourite activities.
I think he enjoyed the holiday as much as we did.
It was a change holidaying further north this year rather than heading south. As you've seen from my posts, we visited many different places but I feel we only touched the surface. I'd like to go back again some time in the future but we're considering a holiday down south again next year, perhaps we'll venture north again the year after.