Day Trip: Visiting Aberdour

Monday, September 29, 2014

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Day trips seem to be becoming a fairly regular occurrence for my parents now that my Dad has retired. When they mentioned they were off on another one about 2 weeks ago LF and I begged to tag along again and they were happy to oblige. We headed off across the Forth Road Bridge taking a couple of different turns than last time and ended up in Aberdour, another cute wee coastal town. We parked next to the beach and, after letting the dogs go crazy in the water for a while, started walking into town.  As you can see from the top photo there are some pretty impressive cliffs - including obligatory teenage couple making-out at the top of them. The walk was absolutely beautiful and made me determined, once again, that at some point in my life I would love to live by the sea. 

It seems me and my family are not the only big fans of Fife at the moment - it is a very popular spot with film crews at the moment because we actually bumped into a production team as we were doing this walk. Once again I don't know what they were filming but we missed out on seeing Aberdour Castle because it had been taken over by the shoot, which was a little disappointing. The castle started as a simple hall in the 13th century and the current semi-ruin is one of the oldest surviving stone castles in Scotland. It's also right next door to a lovely medieval church where my cousin got married that I had been hoping to see again. Ah well, I'm hoping to go back some time soon anyway, there is a train station in Aberdour so it is lovely and easy to get to from Edinburgh. 
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I think the best part of the walk was the fact we timed it perfectly, completely unintentionally, with the first of the blackberries turning ripe. We spent quite a while stopping every couple of steps to select the best ones We managed not to eat them all as we were walking so I had some to take home and bake with, which was all the more satisfying having picked them ourselves. I keep telling myself that I am going to learn a little bit about foraging but each Autumn I realise that I haven't gotten around to it. I'm really happy I managed to do it at least once this year. It also gave me the push to write my first recipe post, which I'll be sharing next week.

Speaking of other posts - sorry for the lack of a Monday Link List today. I really wanted to get this set of photos in before and end of the month. For the first time in my life I have a whole bunch of posts in my draft folder but haven't gotten around to posting them yet. Monday Link List will return next week after I've caught up with my latest set of Fife photos. 
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2 comments

  1. looks absolutely lovely!

    bella

    www.sincerelyisabella.blogspot.com

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