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Travel Blogs from Dunfermline
I was again up very early and rather than disturb the family I took myself on a long walk in the area including a circuit around the impressive Perth Academy where rugby is obviously a popular sport judging from the facilities.
By the time I got back to the B 'n B the family were beginning to stir and after packing up it was down for a lovely breakfast served by Maggie and Rob at 7.30am.
We loaded up and set course for St Andrews with the ...
... of Edinburgh before heading to an Italian restaurant to get something to eat.
The restaurant was a bit on the tight side for getting in and out from the table but the salmon starter was tasty, the spaghetti cabonara to die for and the cheese board tasty and i came out absolutely stuffed.
The walk back to the apartment helped to walk the meal down, but it was quite aq while before i felt human again.
... and do.
Because we had both spent way to much money on our previous holidays we planned
to have a 10 pound budget on food for our whole 3 days and we stuck to it! With
that amount we were able to get 2 bags of frozen veges, a 1.5kg bag of carrots,
a jar of crunchie peanut butter (it was 20p cheaper than smooth), a kg of rice,
5 bagels, a stick of baguette and two packets of Dorito chips. With two bags
full of groceries we wondered back to ...
... the beautiful Forth Bridge to his first Fife stop of the challenge. It's a fine day in Scotland, but it was very blustery crossing the Bridge (as I can testify, as I was standing in the middle of it taking photos!). The wind fortunately wasn't too troublesome for the journey north to MGM Dunfermline, but doesn't bode well for the cycle west this afternoon to MGM Grangemouth…
Alan has made two depot stops already today, as he cycled back ...
... on the way back to the bus station. About a block from the station there was a showing of an Indiana Jones movie in the park and we sat in on that for awhile before taking the last few steps to the station.
We arrived back in London around 6:30 a.m. on Monday and I was glad to get off the bus. Although it is cheap, it is not a comfortable way to travel and not something I ever intend to do again. After we got home, I ...