On Friday night OH and I went on a short road trip in the van. I'd never been to St Andrews so we headed east. We wandered round the town admiring the university buildings and the ruined medieval castle and cathedral. This was the cathedral by moonlight, almost a full moon. We had fish and chips from the award winning Cromars. Very tasty!
Just look at the huge beach!
We found a good spot to park up for the night (so good that we had 4 other wild campers near us!) In the morning we went for a walk on the beach. It was very windy and very cold. Despite that, it was full of runners, dogs (OH found a new friend!), horses (the 2 figures on the right in the distance), kite surfers (to the left of OH in the sea) and land yachts! Later on we also saw a beach volleyball tournament! And of course just to the right of the beach is the famous St Andrews golf course.
We then had a leisurely drive round the Neuk of Fife and stopped in Lower Largo, birth place of Alexander Selkirk the real life inspiration for Daniel Dafoe's Robinson Crusoe.
Now there's a fabulous front door!! I just loved their boar's head knocker :-)
On our wander through the village we found this amazing gate.
And this amazing totem pole. I've just looked it up and they're both by a local artist Alan Faulds. Very unusual.
Although it was cold (come on weather it's May now!!) it was dry. I think we got the best day of the Bank Holiday weekend as today it's foul with tomorrow's forecast even worse. I'll be spending my day's holiday tomorrow on schoolwork. Actually it's school paperwork, the scourge of every teacher.