Wednesday, July 21, 2010

St. Andrews: the beach, the university, the food

After our tour of the castle, we headed down to St. Andrews beach for some fun and relaxation.

The water was beautiful, and this part of the shore had amazing rock formations creating tide pools and climbing opportunities.

Joshua and Abigail were much more interested in rock-throwing. They were inspired and frustrated by the waves. The goal was to hit the incoming wave without getting your feet wet.

Abigail was more excited about the tide pools that don't move -- much easier target to hit with a rock.

We strolled up the road to tour some of St. Andrews University. Darren was hoping to hit the library for a few minutes, but they had reduced hours for summer and were not open. It is a nice campus, spread out all over town.

For dinner, we decided to try a little, carryout Fish & Chips place on restaurant row. This little shop had huge queues all evening (normally a really good indication of good food), and our wait was well rewarded. The kids and I found a little table on the sidewalk outside while Darren waited for our food (and watch Dr. Who on the little TV).

The food was very good. Joshua enjoyed his enormous fish cake. Abigail ate all her fish fingers. Darren and I shared shrimp scampi and half a haddock with chips. And it was such a beautiful evening to eat outside and enjoy the sun.
There are a few more pictures of our day at: St. Andrews - June 2010.

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