A Road Trip to Crail

Crail Harbour

Back during the heat wave we decided to abandon all DIY plans and take advantage of the few sunny weekends we had – because lets face it, when we do get the sun its usually when everyone is at work!

After missing out on the Crail Food Festival in June, and having a hankering for fish and chips, we headed up to the East Neuk of Fife, and in particular Crail.  Crail is a pretty wee town with a lovely harbour where you can buy fresh lobster rolls in a little shack on the harbour.

Lobster NetsLobster ShackLobster ShackYum, Lobster RollPretty Houses by the HarbourCrail HarbourCrail BeachPretty Impressive SandcastleBoat Repairs underway

Our plan was to walk the coastal path to Anstruther and back, but given I read the map wrong we didn’t have time to do the whole journey there and back, we only walked halfway before turning round.  This was a pretty walk, and you could see out across to East Lothian and the Bass Rock, though in hindsight we didn’t actually have the best footwear on for the walk (planning fail I think!)

Looking out to seaCoastal PathCoastal PathPretty ThistleCoastal PathAbandoned CottageLazy CoosOver the Sea to North Berwick

After our walk we had a wander round the town, I picked up some antique road maps in a little bookshop in the centre of town, visited a little gallery with really lovely prints and topped it off with cake at the Crail Harbour Gallery – truly cake with a view

Cake with a View!

Technically we had our dessert before our main course, as we then headed to Anstruther, which is another fishing town in the East Neuk, made famous by its fabulous Fish Bar (which was the main reason for going!) The town was busy, with lots of people taking in the last of the sunshine and enjoying fish and chips on the quayside.  So we joined them, but not until after a walk through the town to work up an appetite! After queuing for a while we eventually had the prized fish supper in our hands!

Anstruther HarbourThe Famous Fish BarA Happy Fisherman waiting for his chips!Thanks Crystal River for catching my tea!soooooooo good

We found our spot on the harbour wall and tucked in, it was steaming hot and very tasty! The East Neuk has some lovely spots, and I am in no doubt we will be back – as I have heard Ellie is a lovely place with a great beach, and any old excuse to visit Anstruther Fish Bar again!

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