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Sixteen years ago, Carles Pallares, my best pal in L’Escala, visited us in Gullane. I took him for a run in the car to show him the sights. We weren’t long into the tour before he turned to me and said, ‘My Gott, you live here and you come to Spain? Why?’

He’s gone now, but his question lives on in my mind. On days like today, walking on the bents, through the woods and along the beach at low tide, I struggle to come up with a satisfactory answer.

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  1. Patricia (Pat) Wright
    February 15, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    What is(are) the “bents”?

    • February 16, 2013 at 3:11 am

      The area between the habitable land and the beach, aka the links.

  2. Shirl
    February 15, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Well for a start there is Shirl net door!!!!xx

  3. Alistair Beaton
    February 15, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    Aye, QJ, it was certainly better than Wednesday!

  4. Patricia (Pat) Wright
    February 16, 2013 at 3:21 am

    Must visit Gullane next time we’re in Scotland. We spent three weeks in a seaside bothy 2 years ago in Cromarty and had a wonderful time.

  5. February 16, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    You’ve seen parts of my country that I never have.

  6. Patricia (Pat) Wright
    February 16, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    Kind of bragging, but we’ve driven every paved road in the Highlands and quite a few in the rest of Scotland. One year, we put 6,000 miles on our rental!

  7. Margaret Mackenzie
    February 16, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    Used to enjoy a trip to Gullane when we lived in Leith. You were never at home when we were there though.xx

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