Saturday, October 15, 2005

A Break In The Weather

Autumn has come to Fife in a riot of colour. Every shade of yellow, green and orange meet the traveller along the roads. We took advantage of a break in the rain to have a trip to St Andrews, one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Scotland. Although Prince William has moved on to other things its status as an old and prestigious University city has continued and walking along the High Street you hear voices from every corner of the Earth.

Built right at the very tip of the East Neuk of Fife St.Andrews is approached from the surrounding hills. The views of this ancient city as it clings to the coast with the North Sea beyond are just breathtaking every time I see them. Today we went down to the ancient harbour so that Chris could take the photograph you see here. Foolishly I tried to spin silk in the sea breeze and had considerable difficulty as it flowed out and over my shoulder like a purple banner. But the air was clear and pure and the sun shone – both of which brought a priceless bonus to our health.