The Fife Coast Day 3 Lower Largo to Earlsferry

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After 2 days at Bayview it was time to move on as the room wasn’t free.  Thinking that we would find a tourist information office at Cupar where we could book another B&B we headed off there after another good breakfast.  I decided to have the smoked salmon and scrambled egg option, delicious and beauuifully presented again, unfortunately I ate it before I remembered to take a picture so you will have to take my word for it.  There was a tourist office but it was unmanned so we just picked up a brochure.  We found Inverforth which was run by Jim and Helen ably assisted by Sandy the very friendly Golden Retriever who was very grateful when I left him some sausage.

Having sorted out our accommodation it was time to start walking again.  Today’s section was from Lower Largo to Earlsferry.  Lower Largo was the birthplace of Alexander Selkirk who was a bit of a bad lad and always in trouble with the elders of the Kirk.  His story was used by Daniel Defoe when he wrote Robinson Crusoe.  Read more about Lower Largo here.  First things first though it was coffee time and I just happened to know about a craft shop that sold patchwork fabrics and had a little coffee  corner, two birds with one stone. I didn’t buy anything except coffee and a slice of fruit cake.  I think that is the first time I have been near patchwork supplies without buying anything!

Refreshed we set off, we walked through a nature reserve and over some wonderful beaches, the tide was out and the skies were huge. When we were getting close to Earlsferry Golf Course we could see that it was busy with lots of players and golf buggies.  The competition  was a seniors ladies competition between Scotland England Ireland and Wales.

Bus time again, we had to go a bit further to Elie to get the bus back to the car.  The bus driver knew where we wanted to go but he let us get off his bus about a mile and a half short of our stop.  We were not impressed especially as we had to walk by the road. We found our B&B in St Monans then got changed and went out for dinner.  There was a hotel round the corner from the B&B but according to the booklet in the room it didn’t serve food on a Wednesday so we went back to Anstruther to the Craws Nest Hotel which used to be a favourite with my mum.  Dinner then back to bed.

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