Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Firth of Forth from East Lothian and Fife

It’s good to be back into some training. The Achilles is still niggling away but I have had several runs, mostly off road and the injury is steadily improving. Went to Tyninghame beach yesterday morning and ran through the woods and on the beach with Harvey in beautiful conditions. There was a bright clear light bouncing off the sea that can only make you feel good. Later went over to Fyfe and had a good look around Pitenween (home of Daniel Defoe and Alexander Selkirk… the inspiration for Robinson Crusoe.) The harbour area on a sunny day looks similar to a Mediterranean fishing village… very attractive. Later tried the famous Anstruther fish and chips… fabulous, they are definitely worth queuing for.

The Pitenween arts festival is on 7 - 15 August and will be well worth a visit. Scotland really punches above it’s weight when it comes to writers and artists. This stretch of coast along Fyfe is bristling with artists and galleries. Elsewhere the Glasgow boys at the Kelvingrove museum and the Glasgow girls at Kirkcudbright are both inspirational exhibitions I would like to visit.

Here are a couple of paintings of a recent visit to Whitesands, East Lothian



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