Lorimer Guest House
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... s residence, where also lived the founder of Nova Scotia. Quite the sordid story of older women, bankruptcy, prison and poetry- all in one lifetime!
We then had the chance to walk a bit around Dundee- home of Winston Churchill and headed back to St Andrew's to meet Emily for dinner at The Adamson- whose chef was a finalist in Masterchef Britain. Quite a day and ready for more ...
... not one of them has arrived on time...except for one of our connecting ones which we missed because we were late on our train from Preston. No worries...another one would be along in 25 minutes. It's kind of cool. I didn't know what platform to wait on, so I just pressed this giant intercom underneath a big Help sign and I got through to an individual who answered my questions, telling me what time and what platform I needed to be ...
... looking on this misty day; what was particularly interesting was that I'm sure I saw steam or smoke coming from a back corner, so I would like to think the Butler's pantry is still inhabited by a crumbling Earl, like Calke Abbey!
And so home to St Andrews via lovely little country lanes, with the last excitement of the day being the discovery of the furthest end of Lade Brae's Walk, where there is a duck pond, an old water mill and yet another doocot!
... was our job to start the process of cleaning it out.
It was heaven and hell, I wanted to keep everything in case it proved to be useful, but I know from my own stuff that no one will ever have the time nor the inclination to do anything with it. We kept some things, there were wooden boxes of bakelite beads on stalks - molecular construction kits that Watson and Crick might have played with, and there was a lovely old "super ...
... a t-shirt with a questionable damp patch down the front. Unfortunately, this point is also applicable for the tent…. And your boots… and your gloves… and your newly purchased "waterproof" trousers.
- When camping at the most tucked away rural Scottish loch, best to stop in a town before hand for some food supplies, especially when the camp ground supervisor asks you to wait hours for a meal ...