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Day 35

Edinburgh to St. Andrews

rain 17 °C

We picked up a rental car this morning and took the easy drive to St. Andrews. we stopped for breakfast at the Waverly Cafe in a small village called "Burntisland". We could have the large breakfast or the small breakfast. The small breakfast consisted of bacon, sausages, eggs, baked beans, haggis and toast. The large breakfast? too much to describe. This was my first ever haggis and probably my last. I found the taste neither good nor bad, just something I wouldn't be looking for again. Liz couldn't/didn't eat hers.
It started to rain during breakfast and it rained quite heavily all the way to St. Andrews but it lightened up as we got there and ended up fine in the afternoon.
Well St. Andrews is all that we hoped for and more. We spent the afternoon looking the old course and the surrounding area, taking photos and looking in the many golf shops in the town. It is so exciting to be here after seeing this place so many times on TV. To walk on the course and see so many of its famous landmarks is awesome, much better than I expected it would be.
Our accomodation, a B&B, "Five Pilmore Place", is less than three minutes walk to the 18th green of the Old Course and close to everything else as well. It is also really well appointed and comfortable.
The only problem with St. Andrews is parking. Being an old city there is a shortage of parking in the city area so most accommodation doesn't have parking. You have to find a park in the street near your accomodation which can be difficult. But we found one eventually and now we are set. Parking at the golf courses is no problem.
Tommorow, if the weather is OK, we will play golf on the Eden Course which we are told is the second easiest course of the 5 proper golf courses at St. Andrews but not by much. We will see. Looking forward to it.

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Posted by John McReynolds 13:23 Archived in Scotland

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