Our beautiful coast

Fiona Dobie
Fiona Dobie

By Fiona Dobie

With the weather remaining dry after Friday’s downpour, I was able to enjoy the great Fife outdoors over the weekend.It may not have quite been the glorious sunshine of the Easter weekend, but it stayed dry, so I couldn’t complain.
We are so lucky to have such beautiful coast and countryside on the doorstep.

The fishing villages of the East Neuk were my first stop for some fresh air.

There’s something special about them, taking a stroll by the harbours and along the fronts.

Since speaking to the Harbourmaster in Pittenweem on a previous visit, I’m always on the lookout for wildlife in the area. Last time I got some cracking photos of a heron sitting on the side of one of the trawlers and I believe there’s a seal who is a regular visitor; however, I’ve not managed to spot it yet.

From Pittenweem, we made our way further east to Anstruther, where fish and chips had to be eaten. I’m not sure what it is about sitting at the harbour front eating a box of fish and chips, but they always taste much better than when you eat them back home.

One thing that I have to mention is the seagulls in the East Neuk are a lot more polite than those here in Kirkcaldy. Instead of diving in and taking the box of food out my hands, they just stood a short distance away, watching until we’d finished eating, before they came over to look for any scraps that may have been dropped.

Pedal power: If the weather holds out this weekend, I may be tempted to get my bike back out of the garage. A few weekends ago I cycled 20-odd miles. It was the first cycle I’ve done in a long time, but despite being filled with dread before I set off, I actually really enjoyed it once I got going. Although I’m not sure my body agreed the next day. Anyone got any recommended (easy) routes?

Enjoyed a meal and drinks in St Andrews catching up with friends...