My Week

Allan Crow
Allan Crow

With Allan Crow

Week one was spent walking the coastal path for Bob’s Walk which was just wonderful.
Weeks two and three were meant to be reserved for the Festival - a fortnight of live shows, good food, beer and mooching around the capital.

In truth I managed a day and a bit of culture.

The other 13 days consisted of long lies which would put a teenager to shame!

Great show: I caught the Fife based show Sinatra: The Final Curtain at the festival - superb!

Written by our own John Murray, it enjoyed full houses most nights and a raft of very positive reviews.

It was one of the few shows which could easily have moved into a bigger venue to accommodate the demand for tickets. It’d be great to see it staged in Kirkcaldy.

Last leg: I completed another section of the coastal path on Saturday - and I’m still suffering.

I caught a bus to Kincardine and decided to start tackling the western part. Ended up doing it on a oner ...

Bridge to bridge, it was around 17 miles, and, once again, I got the best weather imaginable. Not a single drop of rain!

The sections which take you away from the main road and into the countryside are fabulous. I literally was on my own - didn’t meet a single soul for long stretches.

And I now appreciate just how big the dockyard is after circumnavigating them for what felt like an hour or two!

I just need to do Wormit to Newburgh and then the path is complete which, for someone who hadn’t walked a mile less than three months ago, is a pretty nifty achievement.

And this former sloth finds himself also toying with a jaunt up the Lomonds!