Wednesday, December 14, 2011

St. Andrew's

On Friday night after Thanksgiving, Nicole arrived from Russia. I hadn't seen Nicole since Nantucket in June, so we were both really excited. We woke up early Saturday morning to catch a train to St. Andrew's. To get to St. Andrew's, we took a train from Waverly to Leuchars and then a cab into the city. 

The first thing we did was visit the cathedral and the castle. They're both in ruins, but still beautiful. While it was a very windy day, we were lucky to get a lot of sun. The cathedral has a tower that contains St. Regulus's (St. Rule) remains, but that was closed the day we went. 

The cathedral:

The cathedral and the castle from the dock: 

The wind was blowing so hard that I almost fell in:

The castle ruins:

Right across the street from the castle is Prince William's old dorm. It was a little stalker-ish, but we took a picture since we were there.

Since we were by the sea, we stopped at a pub for Fish and Chips and a pint. After lunch, we went to a really cool antique bookstore, where we might have done some Christmas shopping. 

At this point it was starting to storm, but we still had to see the Old Course. It's on the edge of the town, but only a few minutes from the center. Despite, the rain, there were still a few people playing. 

St. Andrew's is a beautiful town and I'm really glad I got the opportunity to see it. Even though it was really windy, the weather's only gotten worse so that was a good weekend to go. 

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