The first seven miles are in the bag, or will be by tomorrow night. Basically the bit between Torryburn and Rosyth. It was partly training walk and shoe try-out, and partly because the weather this week has been so good that it seemed a shame not to take the chance. The advantage of this is that the first days walk will now terminate at Torryburn so that I can get back to the manse in time for the Lent Bible Study. (Yes OK the timing of all this could have been better. But don’t worry about not being able to eat chocolate on the road to keep my strength up. My Lenten discipline this year is not to go Hang Gliding.)
Anyway the other knock on effect is at the far end. We are told that the hardest part of the walk is the last few miles into St Andrews and that high tides would prevent us completing the section between Fife Ness and Kings Barns. So now we will take advantage of having some miles in the bag and alter the timings a little. We have a shorter last day and we go round the corner at Fife Ness and over the beach and rocks while the tide is low.
So the new schedule should now look like this.
|Monday||Rosyth (Caledonian Hotel)||10.00||14||Burntisland Beach||29|
|Thursday||St Monans||10.30||58||Kings Barns||71|
|Friday||Kings Barns||11.00||71||St Andrews||80|
Anyone is welcome to join us for any part of the walk, although you will have to make your own arrangements for getting to and from the start and end points! And if you feel so moved please do click on the just giving link https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/alec-shuttleworth and do your thing.
Anyway I will keep things updated as much as possible.
Starting on Sunday the 5th of March Francis Binnie Mary Binnie Margaret and I are starting a walk from Kincardine to St Andrews, mostly along the Fife Coast Pathway, a distance of 80 miles. With us will be going Ramsay, the intrepid Jack Russell Terrier.
Not only will this be the most enormous fun, walking through the balmy calm sun kissed March days along the white sands of the Fife coast lapped by the deep azure North Sea, we are also hoping to raise some money to help buy a baby monitor for the Mbereshi Hospital in Zambia.
Ida Waddell one of the Church of Scotland Mission partners (http://idaandkeith.blogspot.co.uk/) recently told us of the need
Sunday Kincardine 13.00 to Charlestown Harbour 17.30
Monday Charlestown Harbour 10.00 Silversands Bay Aberdour 18.00
Tuesday Silversands Bay Aberdour 10.00 East Wemyss 18.00
Wednesday East Wemyss 10.30 Earls Ferry 17.00
Thursday Earls Ferry 10.30 Fife Ness 17.30
Friday Fife Ness 11.00 St Andrews 18.00
Because of the tides it is very unlikely that the last day will be along the coastal path but an alternative route is being researched.
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