Cove is best described as a Cornish Fishing Village that got transported to a far northern shore.
At it's peak there were 25 fishermen going out after the herring, that is until "Black Friday the 14th of October 1881" when no less that eleven of the fishermen were lost in a single day.
This link tells the story of the tragedy,
A small brass memorial at the clifftop of the stricken women folk looking out to sea is on the car park, and similar ones are sited at Eyemouth where 129 men were lost, and Burnmouth (24 men) there were other places too and you will find these bronze memorials there.
At one point we came across this strange carved seat, it was cut from a single billet of curved wood, which had been carved away at one end to resemble curved planks, with upright pieces of wood slotted into the grooves, very strange!
So then I took this shot of the buildings on the outer harbour side
This could only be reached through a tunnel through the harbour side hill which had been blasted out with gunpowder.
Thanfully a couple of fishing boats still operate from the little harbour, keeping it alive.
Pat fancied visiting North Berwick so North we went, this is the view along the superb beach, looking north toward the town.
We also had to see "lady" the harbour seal, who swims near to the fish merchant van on the harbour side, it has the rather jolly name "Eels on Wheels" and does good business selling fish for human consumption, and rather more to feed the seal waiting below!
I had planned a bike ride in the evening, but rain put paid to that idea!