Chips or Chocolate?

Setting off in a westerly direction from Sandcastle Cottage in Crail along the coastal path gives a dilemma – should the goal of the walk be to reach the famous Anstruther Fish Bar or the chocolate heaven of the Cocoa Tree in Pittenweem?To be honest, after the snowy scenes of the last few weeks, we were just so delighted to be out walking in sunshine – a real bonus for the last day of 2010.This time, chips were the reward – and delicious they were too! The walk was just under 5 miles from the cottage to the bus stop at the Murray Library in Anstruther, and the 95 bus brought us back.

Missed Attenborough’s Journey?

Here’s a link to the BBC iPlayer episode of Attenborough’s JourneyIf you’d like to see a snippet of how Crail features in the new series of David Attenborough’s First Life, then you’ll find the Scottish feature at about 45 minutes in.Great to see how, even in foul weather, David Attenborough found examples of the origins of life itself near the Harbour Beach at Crail, Fife.You might like to follow in his footsteps with a short walk from Sandcastle Cottage.

St Andrews Pilgrimage – New Walking Guide

Thanks to the folks at Informed Edinburgh, I’ve just been reading about of a walking route which follows the trail of ancient pilgrimages from Edinburgh to St Andrews. A book by Cameron Black called ‘The Saint Andrew’s Way – Restoration of a Medieval Pilgrimage’ is due to be released. You can obtain copies by emailing standrewsway@ymail.comAlthough most walkers who stay at Sandcastle Cottage, our lovely seaside home in Fife, tend to walk sections of the Fife Coastal Path, this book might generate some ideas for those wishing to walk sections of the Fife part of the walk.I’ve entered the competition to win a guide, but it will be going on my Christmas wish list too! Would be great training for next year’s Edinburgh Moonwalk which I’ll be walking towards during 2011.

St Andrews Cathedral

St Andrews Cathedral