Trip Start Sep 11, 2011
43Trip End Nov 09, 2011
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Wandered down town after brek for a visit to the Antique Fair in the Town Hall. Spent a couple of hours there...just browsing around at the miriad of stalls and odds and sods for sale. Jill bought a few little treasures and I picked up a memento of St Andrews..Overall it was a good morning. Strolled around the town, down to the old Cathedral/Abbey and after a break back at Shandon House, wandered over to the Old Course this arvo just to soak it up.
If you have ever played golf...its a special place. Didn't spend any money (although that may well happen in the next few days) but cruised and perused.
This is the"home of golf". St Andrews Links Trust controls 7 golf courses , 6 of which are in the complex which incorporates the Old Course. The Royal and Ancient which controls the game of golf worldwide and dictictates the rules of the game, operates out of this complex. It is a public golf course and is closed for play on Sundays. IT is open to the general public to walk the course, take your dog out, and generally make yourself at home. It is also possible to drive across the first and 18th fairways (which are adjoining such that they are really one extra wide fairway) and there may be a car crossing the fairway in the photo I have included looking back down the fairway from the 18th Green to the Old Course Hotel. There is a small white triangular building set into the left hand side of the Hotel which is the Jigger Inn. It was once the station masters hut in the old days when the train ran through here but these days it is a small pub incorporated into the great hotel complex which is loaded with character, open fire places burning at this time of the year, and lots of atmosphere and general golf bullsh. Good place for a pint or a feed or even a cup of coffee ...or just take in the ambience of the place.
Met Stu and Liz and their son Rob in their place for drinks around 5 p.m ish and then to the Byre Theatre for dinner and then the Buddy Holly Tribute Show
Dinner was great, both for the food and wine and more especially the company.
The show was to die for. WOW....Cant remember the last time I went to a live show and enjoyed it so much. We all did, even Rob who wasn't even a twinkle when all this music was created .
The musos were first class and the entertainment outstanding. For the last half hour everyone in the audience was on their feet.
Declined the offer of a wee dram before bed and climbed up the mountain to our room.
No plans for tomorrow but it will be good. The weather today was mild...around 12 degrees I guess, no rain except a couple of spits when we were walking home from the theatre tonight.
Stu is going to put us into the ballott on Monday for a game Tuesday on the Old Course. If it comes off...I'll make a decision then....if the weather is reasonable and I can get down the stairs..I'm in.