Andrew and I took Blue to Portobello, a seaside town in Edinburgh (about 3 miles away from the city centre). It used to be a beachside resort in the 19th century. Back then, there were carnival activities, variety shows, donkey and pony rides, food kiosks, and a Turkish Bath (the Turkish Bath is still open). It lost its popularity after World War II when foreign package tours became more popular. Today, its High Street has a bunch of cute shops. The Promenade is a nice walk, but it’s very underwhelming. There are some restaurants and a vintage-style arcade for kids, but that’s pretty much it. The beach is nice and I was reminded of what the beach feels like in San Francisco since it was overcast the whole time. Portobello is actually one of the most dog-friendly areas in Scotland (lots of stores and restaurants allow dogs) so we had a nice little date with Blue here.
What’s a better date than a walk on the beach?
We stopped at Crumbs of Portobello, a little coffee stand on the Promenade in front of the arcade for a snack.
After our little snack, we called it a day and headed back home.