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Tides out

The plan was devised and worked out beautifully. We got the train to Burntisland and arrived when the tide was just turning.

We had seen the vast expanse of sand from the train previously and wanted to walk out on them before we left.

At times we had to paddle through some shallow waters but managed to keep our feet dry.

The experience was enhanced by winds in excess of 40mph.

We had walked this path previously when the tide was in and it was a totally different experience. The 7 miles from Burntisland to Kilkaldy coastal path has a high and low tide route. At high tide there's quite a bit of walking along the main road. At low tide you can't see the road!

Some great views towards the Forth Bridges in one direction. Opposite is Edinburgh the closest we have ever been from this side.

The path took us along the cliffs before we reached Kilkaldy with the resident seal colony. Useless fact. Seals bend in the middle called Bananaering so it keeps their head and tails off the cold rocks as these parts aren't as well insulated as the rest of their bodies.

It's a walk we have enjoyed on a couple of occasions it works well with train stations at each end. As mentioned before changes with the tides.

We will say goodbye to the Longtoun. It's a town that has grown on us since we started to visit in March. It has its problems but it also has its characters.

No plans for tomorrow as yet although the weather will play its part as it's supposed to be a little worse.

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