Clouds over St Andrews, Scotland

This morning, we departed our lodgings in Dunkeld, central Scotland and drove east stopping briefly at the village of Abernethy to view the historic Round Tower which dates from the 9th-11th centuries AD.

Dunkeld Square, Perthshire.

Abernethy Round Tower

Next, onward to our first destination of St Andrews which is famous for golf and a prestigious university. Additionally, there are ruins of a substantial Cathedral and castle. We had refreshments at Northpoint Cafe where, allegedly, the British royals, Kate and Wills met for coffee whilst attending the University.

Traditional house architecture at St Andrews

Northpoint Cafe, St Andrews

St Andrews Castle

St Andrews Cathedral

West Sands, St Andrews, Scotland

St Andrews Links Golf

St Andrews Links Clubhouse

Next to the fishing village of Crail and its picturesque harbour.

Crail Harbour, Fife, Scotland

Next, to Anstruther, another coastal village with a fishing tradition. We had lunch of fish and chips at the famous Anstruther Fish Restaurant and then visited the nearby Scottish Fisheries Museum which is very well presented and tells the story of Scottish fishing and its people from the earliest times to the present.

Lighthouse at Anstruther, Fife

Inside Anstruther Fish Restaurant

Reaper at Anstruther Waterfront

Inside Scottish Fisheries Museum

Inside Scottish Fisheries Museum, Anstruther

Inside Scottish Fisheries Museum, Anstruther

Next to Pittenweem and a drive round the active commercial fishing port with auction house.

Next, to St Monans, a small village on the banks of the Firth of Forth with a substantial church which dates from the 9th century.

St Monans Church

Next to the village of Elie which benefits from sandy a harbour.

Elie Harbour, Fife

Next, around the coast to Lower Largo and the former home of Alexander Selkirk  (1676 – 13 December 1721), the real life role model for Robinson Crusoe.

Next, we continued round the coast past Lundin Links and Leven and then across the new Queensferry Crossing (road bridge over River Forth) to our overnight accommodation at Edinburgh Airport.

Tomorrow, we have another appointment for falconry at Dalhousie Castle.

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