Dunbar and "I fought the Law . . . and I won!"
Trip Start Sep 03, 2007
10Trip End Sep 14, 2007
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We stay in his flat for about an hour chatting, and he started talking about this morning when he saw the empty whisky bottle on the table. He said with a slight grin "where did all the whisky go? I did nae have more than one!
The club was formed in 1856 (five years before the start of our Civil War to put it in perspective) and the first hole is a 480 yard par 5 that is very much downwind. I crush one 360 yards down the middle and proceed to make par - displaying my professional short game to my playing partners. Later on (will see the wind in one of the pictures) I hit one pin high on the 382 yard par 4 seventh (again, making par). Links golf is amazing, because for nine holes you feel like a GOD because you can hit the ball so far. Then you have nine holes where you feel like a complete letch because you can't hit the ball anywhere.
By the time we started the last nine holes, the wind was up to 30 mph and directly in our face. It was simply work to finish the round
Back to North Berwick to change clothes for the hike up the Law (me) and a nap (John and the dogs). The North Berwick Law is a 616 foot volcanic cap right behind town. I almost sprinted up the thing to get the good sunny clear sky, getting to the top in 15 minutes. I then took about 15 more minutes to scrape the gorse and fescue off the roof of my mouth after sucking wind from the climb. The climb was certainly worth it as I could see 70 miles away. I was at the top by myself, and I stayed there for a good 30 minutes in complete peace. It was a wonderful break from everything else.
Golf at the Glen and then off to Fife tomorrow!