The previous link in Loose Ends featured Bilsdean, a beach featured in art. It occurred to me walking around the Prom in Dunbar that the bridge at Belhaven, popularly known as the Bridge to Nowhere since it is cut off at high tide, would be a great connection, considering its appearance in many artworks, including a Battlefield Band album cover. It also links rather neatly through me to this blog. The first post here was about Belhaven, more specifically the dump road which leads from it to John Muir Country Park. Either way, Belhaven worked.
As I stepped up to the bridge, a guy was nearby with a camera on a tripod. A couple were on the bridge taking a selfie or six, eliciting a few frustrated mutters from the blogger standing nearby trying to get this done. Luckily Belhaven is also my favourite place on the planet so it wasn’t a chore to wait. Eventually I walked across the bridge, looking down through the grille, and across towards the beach and the waves, the Bass Rock in front of me. The curve of the bay never fails to boost my spirits and one of the best places to see it is from the bridge. A bit of me is always there, the birds, waves and sounds just part of me. My heart beat slower there as I stepped off the bridge, not thinking much of connections or anything at all as I was just there in the moment, in the right place.
Walking across the beach my thoughts turned to possible future connections. I didn’t have to think too hard. Around me I could see a few places, Doon Hill, North Berwick Law, the Bass, May and Traprain Law too, even the Fife coast. On the way back it occurred to me that the Bass lighthouse could lead me to another lighthouse, even to the Lighthouse back in Glasgow. Those could wait for another day, as I walked back across the bridge to nowhere.
Thanks for reading. Another Loose Ends adventure follows next week.