Monday, 15 May 2017

Escape to Largo...



Weekend away over the Forth Estuary to the East Neuk of Fife to Jeni`s family Holiday flat on the sea front of Lower Largo Village.
A lovely East coast Scottish seaside village once a thriving fishing community, it is now quiet, and missing the main tourist road is better for it...
Ace beaches, WW2 defences, statue of Alexander Selkirk, who survived for 4 years and 4 months alone on an island shipwrecked in the South Pacific Ocean in 1704, and the inspiration of the classic novel by Daniel Dafoe - Robinson Crusoe,
A tea time session in the local pub!, then back to HQ and G&T`s on the balcony as high tide breakers came over the seawall into the garden...
Not laughed so much with someone in such a long time...  Life is Good...  :)

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I first heard of Largo watching the classic Scottish TV series Weirs Way as a kid,  my late father met Tom Weir, a man of amazing knowledge of Scotland, it`s history and it`s people.
I always found his programmes an inspiration to get out and explore and find local history,

Life is hard on the coast, the erosion of salt air and onshore storms, yet for some the lure of the sea and exploration saw many Scots seek a life at sea, as it did for Alexander Selkirk of Lower Largo,

Here is a recently published short video story of Alexander Selkirk...



More soon...

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