Dunnottar Castle, St Andrews & Edinburgh beckons tomorrow
Burns night has arrived…. so morning breakfast centred around what makes a Burns Night and why is it celebrated… yet again the t’internet and Lottie’s history book came to the rescue… thoroughly informative and a great start to the day… Both girls were amazed at the quality and emotion with Burn’s poetry… and that he was responsible for Auld Lang Syne
Dunnottar Castle was first on the list of what promised to be a busy day… we expected a fairly fortified castle as this one had held the Scottish Crown Jewels and held some fairly tasty prisoners in it’s time… But it really is a brooding masterpiece!! Jutting out into the sea it hold a commanding position that would be hard to attack… but it might be another matter once you’ve cut off their supplies!!
Carnoustie followed after a pleasant journey down the Dundee coastline, full of bays and headlands and lighthouses… worth a look but Carnoustie sadly didn’t deliver…
So onto St Andrews and a chance to sit within 10m of the 17th green overlooking the R&A headquarters…. Having grown up watching this on the TV, it was a pleasure to take the girls to see the home of golf and also where Grandma had studied at university…
After a battle with the winds over both the Tay and Forth Road bridge, we headed into Edinburgh and to the well respected Caravan Club site…. so Burns Night now beckons… will we get the Haggis and Tatties that we wanted… we’ll have to wait and see….
Melrose and the Borders tomorrow after a day around Edinburgh… Can’t wait to see the Golden Mile again..