Carnoustie and Broughty Ferry
16.09.2015 - 16.09.2015 24 °C
Decided to drive to Carnoustie as a first stop today and then see where that led. To get to Carnoustie, about 55 km away, you have to drive through Dundee, a big city, but the rest of the drive is through picturesque Scottish countryside. The town of Carmoustie is nothing like St. Andrews, much quiter, like a little village really, and apart from the large Carnoustie Hotel right on the course, there are no recognisable buildings nearby. And you can't see much of the three courses as the ground is quite flat. The Carnoustie Golf Club is a quaint little club, more like a museum than a functioning club, which it is, and very quiet when we were there. Next door to the club is the also quaint, Simpson's Golf Shop. In both these places we had long conversations with staff about Carnoustie and district and got some good advice about what to see, where to eat etc. They were all very friendly and keen to help, but as it was so quiet, they had nothing else to do really.
On advice from the golf club, we drove to a village called Broughty Ferry where we visited the Broughty Castle and Museum. The attendant at the museum, who was also up for a chat, sent us to the Fishermans' Tavern for lunch. It was a nice, very old pub with good food and beer. There we met a Texan couple who were touring Scotland and had a nice lunchtime conversation with them.
So, today was spent doing a little sightseeing and a lot of talkinking with people. All in all, a good day.
Tomorrow, we head back to Edinburgh as we commence our trip back home. But we will visit a few villages on the way. And of course there is Dubai on the way home. Less than a week to go now.