On Monday I had a day off and so did Mr B (a rare but well timed occurence!). I wasn’t feeling too well, and actually slept all the way pretty much to midday (which is pretty unheard of for me!) however, we decided to make the most of such a sunny afternoon and went to Potter About, which is a cafe in Burntisland.
After lunch , we went for a walk. Seeing as I wasn’t feeling too well but wanted to enjoy the sunshine we tried to find the Fife Coastal Path so that we could do an easy coastal walk east towards Aberdour and do some seal spotting whilst still being in the shade, but Mr B ended up convincing me that we could do some climbing over rocks (which I wasn’t best placed to do in a nice pair of jeans and pretty top) which led us into trespassing into an old harbour. We thought that there would be a road connecting the harbour back to civilisation, so that we wouldn’t have to do a return journey over said rocks. There was a road, yes, but unfortunately there was a massive LOCKED gate with barbed wire added for good measure -so no climbing over the top. Hmm. Mr B noticed that there were signs on the other side of the gate (and in his optimistic nature, thought there might be a phone number for the gate to be unlocked). Fortunately I had my phone with me and was able to stick my hand through and take this picture. There are 3 very simple elements to my picture:
1. A little bit of a ‘KEEP OUT’ sign
2. A lot of a ‘CCTV in constant use’ sign
3. Just enough of a very grumpy face, courtesy of yours truly. (I like to think that I am anticipating the hopelessness of the situation!)
So we had to go all the way back the way we came. Poor Mr B took the brunt of a very grumpy, hot and unwell wife, especially when we had to resort to paddling the last bit when the tide was coming in to avoid being stranded for a few hours . In fact he just said to me “Well you were a bit pathetic on the way back” but he also recognised that maybe we shouldn’t have added stress to what could have been a MUCH easier walk! (and the stones were REALLY sharp on my tender tootsies!!)
Note to self: Find the Official Fife Coastal Path walk route next time.