Friday 30th September 2011
The Friday forecast for the Fife area was wall to wall sunshine and as it was the last day of September we guessed there wouldn`t be many more days like that this year.We waited until after the rush hour had subsided and then took to the M8 and over the Forth bridge,contoured around Glenrothes and arrived at an unusually empty car park in Falkland.We were sad to see that the bakers shop had fallen victim to the recession and were forced to make do with some awful Spar type stuff by way of breakfast.Never mind,it was scorchio 🙂
The first 600 feet were thankfully in the shade of the trees and we thought it a good idea to stop for a breather at the edge of the forest before venturing forth and braving the merciless Scottish sun.Yep..you heard right 🙂
Looking north from just above the treeline…
We meandered our way up the remaining 600 feet to the summit which was quiet considering the weather and its proximity to Perth,Dunfermline and the like.Just one other couple enjoying the views over to West Lomond and beyond…
Bobs legs got an airing for the first time since Australia last year 🙂
The abnormal weather seemed to have caused some seasonal confusion with two ladybirds on the summit indicator 🙂
It was far too warm to be racing over hills so we decided to leave West Lomond to it`s own devices as it hadn`t been very long since our last visit there, and wandered down the path for a walk along Maspie Den instead….
….and followed the back road down to Falkland and back to the car.
Roll on next summer 🙂