Anstruther

Despite the weather forecast – snow, wind and low temperatures – this morning we took the bus to Anstruther. It was well worth it!

Anstruther is a small fishing village in East Neuk with colourful houses facing a small bay and the view of the Isle of May on the horizon. It is very easy to wander around the harbour and the streets that meet the sea and feel the presence of the sea in window shops and houses. It’s quite common to come across walls covered with fancy shell’s decorations.

The weather was indeed cold and windy and it felt good to go to the local awarded chip-chop to have a warm meal. The fish was haddock and it was fresh and delicious.

Back outside it was hard not feel overwhelmed by the strength of the sea with the waves clashing on the harbour and village’ walls, and the hazy atmosphere of the village under the sea spray.

Apesar da previsão do tempo (neve, vento e baixas temperaturas) esta manhã apanhámos o autocarro para Anstruther. Valeu mesmo a pena!

Anstruther é uma pequena aldeia piscatorial numa pequena baía em East Neuk com casas coloridas e a Isle of May no horizonte. É muito fácil vaguear pelo porto e pelas ruas que encontram o mar, e sente-se a presença do mar nas montras das lojas e nas casas. É muito comum encontrar paredes cobertas com decorações elaboradas de conchas e búzios.

O tempo estava de facto frio e ventoso e soube bem ir ao restaurante de “Fish and Chips” local para uma refeição quente. O peixe era eglefim (um peixe semelhante ao bacalhau) e era fresco e delicioso.

De volta à rua é difícil não nos sentirmos impressionados pela força do mar, com o embate das ondas nas muralhas do porto e da vila, e a atmosfera da vila sob a bruma do mar.

The village seen from the harbour

The village seen from the harbour

An Herring gull watching the harbour

An Herring gull watching the harbour

Fish n' Ships at Anstruther Fish Restaurant

Fish n’ Ships at Anstruther Fish Restaurant

Waves clashing against the harbor wall

Waves clashing against the harbor wall

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