Lunch stop at St Andrew's
Trip Start Jun 26, 2012
62Trip End Aug 26, 2012
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We got up and gave Emma her breakfast and enjoyed ours too. After that Matt and Emma had a shower followed by me. Then I got ready and packed our bags up. We gave Emma some morning tea at 10.30am and I called for our bags to be collected and car to be brought around.
A porter came for our bags but they took a while to get the car out, so we didn't get away from the hotel until 11.20am. We made our way to the motorway and started heading towards Dundee, our stop for the night. As we headed out of Edinburgh, we went over a massive bridge, the Forth Road Bridge
Emma had a sleep in the car which was good. On the way, we decided to stop at St Andrew’s for lunch so we took a turn off. It was out of our way but not by much. We arrived there at 1.00pm, parked and walked down the street to a Zizzi’s restaurant which I’ve seen a few of since we’ve been here. Firstly we had a bathroom stop to change Emma, then I gave her some lunch and placed our orders. I had some really nice ravioli.
After lunch, we turned left and walked down the street as Matt suggested we check out St Andrew’s Cathedral. It was a ruin but there were still a few walls standing so it was quite impressive. There were lots of old graves around it.
We walked through the ruined cathedral and joined a path behind it which looked right out over the ocean. Down to the left we could see the ruin of St Andrew’s Castle but didn’t walk down to it. We took in the view then walked back the way we had come.
Back on the street of the restaurant, we saw an ice cream shop with a huge queue so we decided it must be good and joined the line
We got back in the car and drove a few streets – through the horrible traffic due to such little streets – to the beach area where St Andrew’s Links and the Old Course hotel is. There were a lot of people out, on the beach and playing golf, despite the windy day.
I took some photos of the famous area and we got back in the car and drove back to the main area with shops as I remembered we didn’t have any food for Emma’s afternoon tea. I jumped out of the car and ran into a Tesco to get some food while Matt waited in the car outside as there was nowhere to park. Once I had that, we headed out of the town centre.
We pulled over near the golf course on the way out of town and fed and changed Emma. Then she went to sleep and we headed to Dundee. It was a quick drive from St Andrew’s, about only twenty minutes, but it took us longer to get to our hotel as Matt didn’t listen to me and took a wrong turn. Coming into Dundee, we drove over another huge bridge, Tay Bridge
Once we had figured out how to get back to where we needed to be we found our hotel, another Premier Inn. It’s in a nice spot, right on the waterfront and our room looks out over the water. There is plenty of parking which is a great. It’s no Balmoral hotel, but it’s pretty good.
We arrived close to 5.00pm and once we had got all the bags inside, spent a while relaxing and letting Emma play. I uploaded yesterday’s photos and started posting today’s as well.
At 6.00pm we went downstairs to the hotel restaurant and had a nice dinner. They had some baby food on the kids menu so we ordered Emma the ten month old baby pasta. It was pretty much like our food, a nice thick tomato sauce with herbs and chunks of pasta and tomato. She did really well with the chunkier food and liked it. It was a bigger portion than she’s used to but she ate it all up so we’ll have to go and buy some ten month old food in town tomorrow.
We got back to the room just before 7.30pm and Matt has been watching a movie on TV while Emma played on the floor. We’re just about to put her to bed and then I’m going to read for a while. Tomorrow we’re going to look around the Dundee waterfront area (next to where we’re staying) then drive to Aberdeen.