Saturday, 7 October 2017

Six days in Scotland in September - Part Four

We couldn't go by St Andrews without a visit; home of an old university and the birthplace of golf

I hadn't expected to get so near.  Tourists from all over the world were taking photographs and speaking in hushed tones as if they were in a holy place.

 We crossed the new Queensferry Bridge which is replacing the Forth Road Bridge.

 Here you can see the new and old road bridges and the rail bridge.

We arrived back in England, immediately noticing the inferior state of the roads compared to Scotland.
We stayed overnight at Seahouses, Northumberland, another favourite area of ours.
 Seahouses Harbour


We had a thoroughly enjoyable time and in six days managed to see stunning landscapes, lots of wildlife as well as sea, lochs, rivers and burns.


  1. Glad you had such a good trip! What you say about the difference in roads between Scotland and England is very similar to what I have noticed between East and West Germany. Huge amounts of government funding have been poured into the economically weaker regions of East Germany, and now a lot of the places there look shiny and new in spite of them struggling with higher rates of unemployment and lower wages, still more than 20 years after the reunion of the two Germanies.

  2. I'm glad you enjoyed your trip.

    We saw the new bridge, but it wasn't open when we went.


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