Sunday, July 12, 2009

Kinghorn Walk

July 12th 2009
After Rev Dr G Blount promoting Kinghorn at church this morning as a town seemingly for the righteous as only Kinghorn had missed the recent flash floods, the group felt confident that we had chosen this blessed place for our second walk. Ah well, smug was also a word he used in his sermon.
We parked in the town and walked to the Golf Course Pavilion from where we had a gentle climb to the Caravan Park and stopped to take in the breathtaking view. From there, every few yards or so one of us commented on the vista over the Forth, along the Fife coast, the Bridges and the different shades of green we were taking in. We walked over Grangehill and down to Craigencalt Ecology centre where we investigated the Earthship made entirely from old car tyres and recycled materials. Self sufficient for energy too as this comes from solar and wind power. Even the rain water is used twice! We enjoyed walking through the herb gardens and the polytunnels where they were bringing on wonderful vegetables. No, we resisted the temptation to take cuttings. But at this point we did take shelter as the heavens opened for a few minutes. Then the heat and the blue skies returned and we were on our way again past Kinghorn Loch where many ducks, geese and swans were cooling off.
On reaching the town, we strolled down the old part of Kinghorn and noted the 18th century houses which are still sought after, and we admired and commented on the many and varied shops in the town which really make this a bustling wee community.
Rona, Irene, Hilda and Dianne ended our walk at Niven’s coffee shop in High Street and can recommend the fruit scones. We also recommend the simplicity of walking in the countryside with friends. It is good for the soul.