This morning, I collected guests from Edinburgh Marriott (Dalmahoy) at 9.00 am and proceeded north across Forth Road Bridge to East Neuk of Fife as follows:
  • Lower Largo where was born Alexander Selkirk, the real role model for Robinson Crusoe. We stopped at the sandy beach here to admire the scenery.

Lower Largo Beach

  • St. Monans with its historic church the interior of which features model ships suspended from the ceiling.

St Monans Church

  • Pittenweem, one of the few remaining active commercial fishing ports in the east of Scotland.
  • Anstruther, a popular harbour  with marina. Here we stopped to first visit the fishing museum and then avail of fish and chip lunch at the famous Anstruther Fish Bar.

Anstruther Fish Bar

  • Crail, a quaint and popular harbour with a lobster fishing industry.

Lobster House at Crail

  • Finally, our East Neuk tour ended at St. Andrews. Here we first stopped at the East Sands area to view the scenery and then drove on through the town to visit the Old Course golfing area near the West Sands. After a brief stop for shopping at the Links Club House we moved on for a photo session at Swilken Bridge.

Swilken Bridge

 

We departed St. Andrews early afternoon and then proceeded to Dunkeld in central Scotland via:

  • Dundee and the Tay Bridge.
  • Eassie with its ruined church and Pictish carved Stone.

Pictish Carved Stone at Eassie

  • Fishing Beats on the River Tay near Dalguise and Kinnaird.

Fishing Beat on River Tay

Finally, we arrived at our lodgings (Hatton Grange) at 6.00pm. After checking and freshening up we drove back intio Dunkeld for dinner at Howie’s Bistro.

Overall, a  good day aided by dry weather.

Tomorrow we head to Mull.

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