Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone who has been on his travels too. He was in Edinburgh at a family do and managed to find a golf course with a splendid view.
The forecast for today had been terrible but a knowledgeable chap in a hut whom we met yesterday on our walk told us not to worry as he knew better. It would rain over night, he said, but it would turn out fine once the day got going.
The knowledgeable chap in the hut turned out to be spot on and although the day dawned rather grey and windy….
…it didn’t rain and as the day went on, the weather got better.
While I was watching the rowers, I spotted a duck….
We only have mallards in Langholm so I had to look this one up. It turned out to be an eider duck. It was in a very busy mood.
We were waiting for a package to be delivered but when we were notified that it would come after lunch, we took a walk along the Fife Coastal Path to the neighbouring village of Pittenweem in search of a cup of coffee.
Parking in front of our holiday home is at a premium so we started by taking our car to the other side of the old harbour and parked it there, looking back at the cottage.
The coastal path was excellent. It was squeezed between the shoreline and a golf course but it could hardly have been better to stroll along on a Sunday morning.
It was lined with wild flowers…
…and overlooked many charming little coves…
Each cove is defined by long strips of rock running into the sea and some of them had very fine strata to admire.
Pittenweem was only a mile away and we soon saw it ahead of us, perched on the top of a rugged cliff.
The harbour at Pittenweem is a working harbour with a fish market and fishing boats rather than a marina with yachts.
We found a pub open on the harbour front and they were pleased to sell us two coffees and a rather exotic scone.
Pittenweem is built on a sandstone cliff and we were impressed by St Fillan’s Cave which is set into the living rock.
We came back along the coastal path again and avoided being hit by any golf balls as we went along.
Anstruther looked very pretty as we got near on our return.
We had lunch and since the package we still on its way, I went for a wander round the town in some very pleasant conditions.
I made a note of some of its attractive features.
The harbour might easily be confused for somewhere fashionable in the south of France…
…if there had been another 10 degrees on the thermometer.
I walked down to the sea shore to look at the sort of things that you look at when you are the sea shore.
I got back to the cottage and joined Mrs Tootlepedal in waiting for the package to arrive.
It finally arrived and Mrs Tootlepedal immediately took it for a walk to the beach.
We were delighted to welcome Matilda and her parents. They are staying with us for the week.
We may not have Mt Grumpy here, but there are some severe looking gulls about keeping an eye on us all.
We are hoping the weather will stay kind and that we will have much more beach fun before the week is over.
The flying bird of the day is another gull. (You may have to get used to gulls.)