The Fife Coast day 1

Written by  //  October 7, 2012  //  News, Pictures  //  No comments

After breakfast it was time to look for a bed for the next couple of nights.  Google came to the rescue and we found Bayview

With our accommodation sorted we set off, our first stop was at Earlsferry, we parked beside the golf course and set off to walk towards Elie along the sea front.

waymarker.gifThe Fife Coastal Path runs from the Forth Estuary in the south, to the Tay Estuary in the north and stretches for 117 miles. The path is clearly waymarked and offers a range of walking experiences from the easy and level,  to the wild and demanding.  Whether done in bit sized chunks or as a long distance route there is definitely something for everyone. Our walk was easy and took us along the beach into Elie which is where a lot of people have holiday homes.  In the winter the population decreases significantly and we were told that many of the properties sell for over a million pounds.  The houses are not large but they do have wonderful views.  The Bass Rock which is just off the coast of North Berwick is clearly visible.

We walked through Elie right up to the point where the lighthouse stands, I’m not sure if the lighthouse is still used, it is very small. On our way back to the car we stopped at a shop in Elie to buy an Ordnance Survey Map of the area.  No matter where we go we have to buy a map!  The lady in the shop was telling us that we would have to be careful when walking the path as there had been a lot of  “corrosion” we didn’t correct her and for the rest of the week we looked out for  the “corrosion”

When we got back to the car after our 6 mile walk it was time to find our B&B.  Bayview was lovely and Paul and Margaret were great hosts.  When we had breakfast the first morning I asked Paul if he had any Marmite, he hadn’t heard of it but it was on the table the second morning, I hope somebody else helps him to eat it.  Margaret had booked a table for us at a local hotel so we got changed and headed off for dinner.  The Crusoe Hotel was right on the waterfront in Lower Largo, the food was just about ok but not brilliant, mine being better than Brian’s.  Brian was given mashed potato that had been reheated, I could tell by the smell and the fact that it came very quickly, so it could have been better. We had taken a crossword with us but we didn’t stay long preferring to go back to the B&B. to look at the map and plan a route for the next day.

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