Pesce al Bordo del Mare

Fish at the Edge of the Sea

The line outside ... for fish & chips.

On our way home from St. Andrews, we stopped in Anstruther to sample the best Fish & Chips in Scotland. Because, how could we not?

The town itself was a small fishing town that was completely deserted, except for the line outside the fish & chips place. We got our food to go, and ate it out of cardboard boxes sitting on benches by the water. And it was pretty amazing.

Of course, one of the most fun parts was the adventure we had on the way to find the small town. We set off in the direction of the town. I was driving, Ryan was navigating, and Mark & Michelle were sitting in the back seat. Here’s what happened:

K8: There’s a fork in the road, which way should we go?
Ryan: Left.
Mark: But the sign says go right.
Ryan: Oh well, it’ll work out.

<20 minutes go by, we’re not even talking about it anymore>
Michelle: maybe we want to use the GPS?
Ryan: No! We’re old school!
Mark: I love how 20 minutes ago the sign said right, we went left, and we’re totally fine with that.

And then we all busted up laughing.
‘Cause this is a little bit how we travel. All we had was a city name, and a really high level map. We figured as long as we kept the water on our left, we’d find the town eventually. And the worst case scenario? we find some other small town… and we eat at the second best fish n chips place in Scotland.

Ryan and I tried to explain:
“If you’re ok with where you are, you’re not lost … you’re just somewhere else”
“If we keep following this road, we’ll get somewhere”

I’m not sure Mark & Michelle will let us drive next time.

At the edge of the sea ...

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2 Comments

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2 responses to “Pesce al Bordo del Mare

  1. dave

    I have never been lost, but I will admit to being confused for several weeks.
    – Daniel Boone —– an Early American wilderness explorer, and folk hero

  2. dave

    Alice: Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?
    The Cat: That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.
    Alice: I don’t much care where.
    The Cat: Then it doesn’t much matter which way you go.
    Alice: …so long as I get somewhere.
    The Cat: Oh, you’re sure to do that, if only you walk long enough.

    From Lewis Carroll’s Alice In Wonderland

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