• April 21, 2015

Safely arrived in Montrose Sunday staying at The Park Hotel – very comfortable hotel and a delicious supper!

Reached Stonehaven yesterday too staying in The Beach Apartment, which was situated perfectly above an ice cream shop (my favourite!) with stunning views.

Last week was a mixed week – started last Saturday in Dunbar – I could hear the wind all night getting stronger and stronger – morning dawned to rain, strong winds and freezing cold! Rain had almost stopped by the time it came to head off but the wind was increasing all the time.

It was the start of my week down memory lane passing all the places we used to visit when I lived there 38 years ago! It was a wonderful ride despite the brutal wind although a sudden vicious icy hailstorm so painful on my face was nearly the last straw!

We made it to our destination and spent a wonderful couple of days with old friends (ex neighbours from 38 years ago) reminiscing and visiting our old house. I then went to the crematorium on Monday to lay some flowers in the babies garden of remembrance – an emotional visit.

After a long nearly 50 mile ride negotiating the back roads around Edinburgh & the Forth Bridge we arrived at Wemyss Castle for the night then onto Crail where I spent a wonderful day – what a stunning little fishing village. Blessed with perfect weather it couldn’t have looked better! Perfect hosts too who looked after us beautifully!

Week ended with a glorious ride through St Andrews – stopping off for a coffee and ice cream at the well known Jannettas Gelateria! The coast of the East Neuk is absolutely stunning & I would recommend to anybody! It was then onto Dundee and Broughty Ferry where we stayed with more old friends. All in all a perfect week!


Park Hotel, Montrose


About to cross Tay Bridge


Enjoying an ice cream at Jannettas in St Andrews!





View from The Beach Apartment, Stonehaven


Stonehaven – a coastal gem. Voted best seaside town in Scotland !





Castle in Broughty Ferry


Aunty Betty’s ice cream shop where we stayed (above)!


A cheerful sight after a long cold and windy ride welcoming us to Montrose and sunshine!


The bridge over the River Tay to Dundee