Visit to Scotland (04-09/09/06)

Day 4 (1/2): Falkland, Elie, St Monans, Pittenweem, Anstruther, St Andrews

Another excursion led by Jean and John (who had taken a day off from golf). We were off for a day around the Kingdom of Fife. Our first stop was Falkland, where we stopped for a look around. We were all very impressed with the flowers everywhere – indeed it was ‘Falkland in Bloom’. From Falkland we made our way to the Fife coast. Our first glimpse of the sea was at Elie, where we had a short photo stop. Members of the groups that I had led in the past would remember it as the starting point for a coastal walk from Elie to St Monans and which I always included in the itinerary. However, this time the only view we had of St Monans was from the coach window because we could not find anywhere to park. From there it was on to Pittenweem, a fishing town, for another photo stop before driving on to Anstruther for a fish and chip lunch at the award winning Anstruther Fish Bar (a bit greasy for my liking). After we had stilled our hunger we boarded the coach for St Andrews, an old university town.