We set out today with the intention of visiting the St. Mary’s Collegiate Church – reputedly the longest parish church in Scotland at 62.8 metres from east to west – in Haddington, where the Earls of Lauderdale are buried in a marble tomb topped off with with alabaster effigies. But as we were driving past Portobello we spotted an incredibly high tide, with huge clouds of spray flying into the air as large waves crashed into the promenade, so we stopped to take some photos.
Unfortunately I got a little bit too close and a wave came over the top of me, soaking me from head to foot!
By the time we’d been home for me to change into dry clothes then driven to Haddington it was too late to see the inside of the church, so we had to make do with walking around the outside.
The church sits on the banks of the River Tyne, which is home to an array of birdlife, including Mallards, Moorhens, Goosanders and Black-headed Gulls.