Stirling, Anstruther and St Andrews

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June 18th 2015
Published: June 18th 2015
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We survived our first day of driving! Our rental car is hilarious - since we're renting an automatic car in a primarily manual country, the only automatic car available was a pretty sweet minivan. Anyways, we left Edinburgh yesterday morning, and only got lost for about an hour on our way to Stirling Castle. Stirling Castle was really pretty, and had awesome exhibits on Mary of Guise (the mother of Mary, Queen of Scots), and tapestry weaving (my inner yarn-ahaulic celebrated). The tapestry re-creation on site was phenomenal - it depicted the Hunt of the Unicorn (symbolism of Christ).

From Stirling, we made our way to the Fife area to spend a few nights with our friends. Our friends live in a small town on the coastal trail called Anstruther (home of the best fish & chips shop in the UK!). We spent the morning hiking the coastal trail from Anstruther through Pittenweem, turning around in St Monan. So beautiful - but hilarious because it was low tide when we started our walks, and all the ships in the harbor were subsequently dry docked. Since my friend Sarah knows me ridiculously well, she found a yarn shop in Pittenweem that sold locally produced yarns (yay!). This afternoon, we visited St Andrews (ie, where Wills & Kate met) for some shopping and sight seeing - but no golf. Super cute town, and again - Sarah knows me so well - she found a sign in a coffee shop window all about Will & Kate to point out 😊

Enjoying a relaxing night tonight - we are moving up toward Aberdeenshire tomorrow.

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