What to Do
Enjoy the Harbour
Enjoy the Cabin; you may not need to leave the harbour… Sit on the terrace and look down on the beach and watch children play. Observe the ever-changing weather, fishing boats, ships at sea and the stars at night. Make sandcastles, paddle in the rockpools, explore the shoreline and sea caves. Observe the resident birds and wildlife. Fish off the piers and in good weather swim in the harbour.
Draw & Paint
Take inspiration from The Glasgow Boys and other artists who frequented the area and the harbour in the past and substituted sunflowers with cabbages! Appreciate the Cabin’s collection of drawings, paintings and other artistic fittings. Appreciate the clouds, rocks, boats and people enjoying the beach and capture the spirit of the place.
Read & Write
The Cabin’s library relates to the harbour and the area, feeding the imagination. You are surrounded by Sir Walter Scott’s ‘Bride of Lammermoor’ country. Read about the building of the harbour. Light the stove and snuggle down with a good book. Many writers have stayed in the Cabin, finding its inspiration ideal for working.
Search the deep deans and bridges of Bilsdean, Pease Dene, Tower Dean and Dunglass Dean and discover why the area was the most treacherous section of the ancient post road between London and Edinburgh. Explore the cliff-top coastal paths, interlaced with hidden artworks commemorating the 1881 fishing disaster. See the remains of wrecks and smuggling lairs.
See the Origins of Time
Visit Siccar Point, where James Hutton’s examination of the rocks first revealed the ‘depth of time’ leading to Darwin and the modern scientific method. Observe the junction of Old Red and Carboniferous sandstones within the harbour, and look for the fossil evidence which shows how Scotland was connected to Greenland.