St. Monans

The Fife Coastal Path is one of the best walking routes I have ever met. It goes from the Forth Estuary – close to Edinburgh – to the Tay, next to Dundee for 117 miles. Every now and then we walk a few miles, and every time we find ourselves among breathtaking landscapes and charming villages.

I particularly like the small fishing villages in East Neuk with the colourful waterfronts and stone harbours. They have an enchanting simplicity and in summer they gain new colours with beautiful flowerbeds and buntings to celebrate the local festivals. Today I will take you through St. Monans. I hope you like it!

O Fife Coastal Path é um dos melhores percursos de caminhada que conheço. Vai desde o estuário do Forth (perto de Edimburgo) até ao rio Tay junto a Dundee, ao longo de 188 km. De vez em quando fazemos alguns kilómetros , e todas vezes damos por nós entre paisagens fantásticas e aldeias simpáticas.

Gosto em particular das pequenas aldeias piscatórias de East Neuk com as suas casas coloridas à beira-mar e os portos de abrigo em pedra. São de uma simplicidade encantadora e no Verão ganham ainda mais cor com canteiros cheios de flores e fitas com bandeiras a celebrar as festas locais. Hoje levo-vos a passear por St. Monans. Espero que gostem!

Approaching St. Monans we find the Newark Castle and Doocot, known since the 13th century. The path is flanked by pink flowers that make the path even more special.

Approaching St. Monans we find the Newark Castle and Doocot, known since the 13th century. The path is flanked by pink flowers that make the path even more special.

St. Monans

An outbuilding of the Newark Castle stands isolated facing the sea.

The waterfront close to the harbor

The waterfront close to the harbor shows colorful houses brightened by flowers and celebrations bunting

A detail

A lovely tile in one of the houses facing the waterfront

A garden made with wellies. I couldn't resist all the color and cuteness :)

A garden made with wellies. I couldn’t resist all the color and cuteness :)

Local wild flowers turn the sea and rocky landscape into a softer place

Local wild flowers like the thistle and Queens Anne’s lace make the sea and rocky landscape more delicate

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