Friday 24th May, St Andrews – Watercolour with some Inktense

We arrived in the “Auld Grey Toun” around 2.00pm and spent some time looking around this quaint place. We visited the Cathedral – a ruin famous for its part in the Scottish Reformation and strolled down to the west sands – the beach where the opening shots of the film “Chariots of Fire” was filmed. This is opposite the home of golf – the old course with the R&A (Royal and Ancient) building before the 1st tee and 18th green. The scene shows this 18th green with a group of four golfers “escaping” having just used up 11 putts among them – its that tricky especially when many tourists are gaping and offering advice. The 18th hole is called “Tom Morris” after one of golf’s most famous persons, Morris (Old Tom), who won the Open four times between 1861 and 1987 was responsible for the present layout of the course. It was a cold and blustery day so we did not linger too long preferring to travel further along the Fife coast in search of fish and chips.