Refreshed and eager for action we ate a light breakfast and tidied the bedding away and headed for the Forth Bridges..Iconic structures that never fail to draw me in, to stop and wonder at the marvel of Engineering !
After photographs crossing the road bridge and underneath the rail bridge, we considered our route (as we had only basically planned John O Groats as the first real waypoint on our adventure)..
St Andrews jumped off the map at me !! it was coastal and they held the “Open Golf Tournament” there on occasion, so that satisfied 2 of our criteria for places to visit (well thats 2 criteria for me anyhoo) .. St Andrews it is then confirmed the co pilot..
As we drew nearer we started to see the familiar yellow AA signs indicating a large event was along the route somewhere.. Apparently the 2015 golf tournament had been held there this year said I .. As we drew closer it was evident the event had not taken place yet and as we drew even closer it became more apparent that we were actually arriving on the Eve of the start of the competition !! Parking Hell!! was my first thought, but then curiosity got the better of me and we headed into town..
A quaint Scottish Town filled to capacity with hundreds of folk waling around in various “Pringle” outfits.. We parked the van on the main drag and started to explore our surroundings..
Our initial plan was to do this epic adventure not so much on a budget, but being careful with our cash, as who knows where or how long it would last ? That was blown on the 2nd day as i wondered down a curious cobbled archway and poked my head around the door of “Forgans” Restaurant.. Quaint and old worldly (which ticked 2 of our boxes for places to eat) so I reserved a table for 2 at 7pm.. Back to the van and a quick change and a freshen up (as who knows, its a posh joint so we could be rubbing shoulders with the worlds “Elite” Golfers !!)… We Plumped for “Smart Casual” (who knew my black jacket would have seen service so early on) and found ourselves back at the restaurant, sharing our dinning experience with a hoard of “Pringle” wearing golf enthusiasts ha ha..
A delicious meal ensued, washed down with a nice bottle of the vino and 90mins later we left, my wallet £££s lighter (so much for the budget-Blown on the second night 😉
We returned to the van and slipped into something more comfortable, and had a wander around the old town and part of the 18th Hole….
Tired and contented, we bedded down for the night, and slept well with our stomachs still bloated from the feast 🙂
Night Night All 🙂