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A day beside the seaside!

Yesterday some friends and I decided to head to the East Neuk of Fife to explore the fishing villages and the coastline in the glorious sunshine. It was a beautiful day and one of guilty indulgences!

We started in Pittenweem.

Then walked along the coast to Anstruther.

Anstruther is home to an award winning fish and chip shop, so it had to be done….

I have to say, they totally live up to their reputation! The fish is caught fresh each morning and cooked in the crispiest batter and the chips were divine. It was served with bread and butter, tea and coffee – brilliant!

After this we walked back to Pittenweem (burning off some of the calories), past the shell house.

Crail was next on the agenda; it has a gorgeous, tiny harbour.

Finally we headed over to St. Andrews and finished the day off with another indulgence….ice cream at an award winning ice cream shop! And yes, we had to queue!

‘Neuk’ (newk) in Scots means ‘corner’. The East Neuk is the east corner of Fife, which protrudes just south of St. Andrews. It’s a glorious spot and often reminds me of Cornwall. It also has an artistic vibe; many artists have moved there to be inspired, so much so that in the summer Pittenweem plays host to a reknowned arts festival, which I’ll be heading to later this year.

It was a brilliant day and it looks like today is going to be the same! Hope the sun is still shining where you are!

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3 thoughts on “A day beside the seaside!

  1. Such beautiful countryside. I hope to see your lovely country some time soon!

  2. Clare on said:

    I miss Crail- I love the dressed crab from the little shack down at the harbour. MMMMMM.

  3. Liz Roe on said:

    We’ve enjoyed the fish and chips there too….amazing…yuuuuummmmmmm x

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