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Totally Bunkered in Fife Run
Sun 26th Mar 2006
organised by Central Scotland

Car Count : 24
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'Totally Bunkered in Fife' was the unusual title Caroline and Dave had chosen for their baptism into the stressful world of run organising. The title certainly had us all guessing right up until the last moment, some had thought we would be paying a visit to the 'Secret Bunker', that underground fallout shelter disguised for decades as a farm house, others assumed it would have to be a golf connection since we would all end up at St Andrews.
Six west of Scotland members had an early cross country mini run led by Graham Bell, taking in lots of minor roads from Harthill to the Forth Road Bridge, but most importantly avoiding the boring M8 before joining the East crowd at the Corus Hotel, North Queensferry meeting point. The lunch orders were forwarded to the lunch venue and introductions to first timers Jim & Alison, Ian & Sophia, Heather & Ken, James, Andrew & Andrews dad Graham who was a member himself a few years ago, soon after the twenty fours cars were split into two groups, it was time to depart.
With the hoods down we worked our way through the route taking the time to pause and look at the statue in Hill of Beath, to the late great Jim Baxter.
Passing the Historically famous Loch Leven and Nature Reserve, then over the hill climb twister, that is the unclassified road between Leslie and Falkland. A 15 minute stop in Falkland followed by a climb to the car park and view point at East Lomond Hill, although by the time we reached the road end the weather turned nasty and hoods were quickly raised. Our next stop was no less interesting and like the after lunch stop at Elie, winding our way through those narrow fishing village streets, then  mostly to return the same way was a gamble that paid off, although possibly could only have been pulled off at this time of year before the tourist season begins in earnest.
Lunch at the 17th century coaching house 'Inn at Lathones' was an enjoyable experience both for the excellent food and pleasant surroundings in the converted barn.
After lunch we did most of the coastal trail, Elie, St Monans, Pittenweem, Anstruther and St Andrews which is where we go back to the 'Totally Bunkered in Fife ' theme, you see Caroline & Dave had arranged for the convoy of cars to drive across the 18th hole of the famous Old Course, something that took us all by surprise and to be honest I and many others would never have believed you if you had said there was a narrow tarmac road cutting across the 18th, never missing an opportunity we stopped the cars for some pictures taken by Dave who had gone on ahead. The day was finished off with a coffee in the relaxed atmosphere of the Links Clubhouse Restaurant.
A great day enjoyed by all with such a wide spectrum of sights and diversity of roads, many thanks to Caroline & Dave for all the hard work they put into planning the run, thanks also to Heather & Chic for their assistance with the recce and leading the second group.


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26th Mar 2006 17:56 :: chic and heather
Dave and Caroline

Thanks for a good day out and all the work organising....How much research have you done in THAT car park???

26th Mar 2006 18:18 :: Tom & Barbara
Great day out!

A big pat on the back for All the organisers.


26th Mar 2006 18:51 :: Stella & Nigel
Thanks to Dave & Caroline, brought back some memories of kiddies playing in the sand down on the beach, many years ago!  A nice neck of the 'woods'.  Good day out.

26th Mar 2006 19:06 :: dot and chas
A big thank you to Dave and Caroline and everyone else who helped with todays run.Lots of childhood memories for me too of picnics etc (only the sun always shone then!)Fantastic run with superb lunch.Well done!!!

26th Mar 2006 19:27 :: graham(redhot5)
just to say a big thanks to everyone involved today had a great time ,pity about the weather but it was still good,have just taken 2 paracetamol to kill my sore ears and thumping head ache with my exhaust ,im going to have to do something about it

26th Mar 2006 19:31 :: Rachel (grahams partner)
i also would like to say really enjoyed myself today. along with the lunch!! it was amazing.
hope to see you again soon, will bring my pug along with me to the next run if this is ok with everyone..night now. am up at 3am working at 4.30am.

26th Mar 2006 20:09 :: Douglas
Another huge thank you to Caroline & Dave for a very interesting run, well done, you can relax now its over...until the next time. Thanks to Chic & Heather also for their expert assistance. Radios proved their worth today..June your a star. Good to see all the new people, hope you enjoyed and will come back again soon.

26th Mar 2006 20:17 :: Rob and Margaret
Thanks to Dave and Caroline and all involved in today's run.
Good food, great company,nice to meet new members and a wonderful day out.

26th Mar 2006 20:28 :: stevie
Thank's Dave and Caroline.

I had a superb day out in the east coast.Lunch was excellent. Good road's and company.See you all soon Stevie....
And the blue flash...

26th Mar 2006 22:06 :: Jim
Thanks to Dave, Caroline, Chick, Heather and Douglas for orgainsing/facilitating a great first run for Alison and I.

A pity Fife couldn't provide great weather but it didn't dampen anyone's spirit with over 2 doz cars, hoods up and down, great company over lunch and a bottle of malt whiskey to boot - cheers!

Looking forward to our next run :-)

26th Mar 2006 22:18 :: Jim
Thanks to Dave, Caroline, Chick, Heather and Douglas for orgainsing/facilitating a great first run for Alison and I.

A pity Fife couldn't provide great weather but it didn't dampen anyone's spirit with over 2 doz cars, hoods up and down, great company over lunch and a bottle of malt whiskey to boot - cheers!

Looking forward to our next run :-)

26th Mar 2006 22:25 :: Jim
Thanks to Dave, Caroline, Chick, Heather and Douglas for orgainsing/facilitating a great first run for Alison and I.

A pity Fife couldn't provide great weather but it didn't dampen anyone's spirit with over 2 doz cars, hoods up and down, great company over lunch and a bottle of malt whiskey to boot - cheers!

Looking forward to our next run :-)

26th Mar 2006 22:32 :: Jim & Alison
Sorry about the multi-posts. Maybe I should do the photos BEFORE the post next time (oops)

27th Mar 2006 08:17 :: Iain and Sophia
Our first run was brilliant - thanks to all the organisers for arranging a great day out and to everyone for making us feel so welcome! 
See you all again soon.

Iain

27th Mar 2006 11:12 :: Chris
Well done to Dave and Caroline for their hard work and also to Chic and Heather for helping out. Pity we couldn't make the whole run but half is better than none.

Chris

27th Mar 2006 17:00 :: joonspoon
Really good day out and a big thank you to Dave & Caroline & anyone else who helped!
I had a fab time even though I was driving "alone" for most of the day! Thanks to Stevie for employing Paul as his co-pilot for the day!!! He's still telling me how much better your car is compared to mine! TRAITOR!!!

27th Mar 2006 17:03 :: Gavin
Thanks Dave and Caroline for the run and also to Chic and Heather for leading the yellow group. Good choice for food stop.It was good to go topless all day considering some of the weather. Just washed all of the mud and crap off the car after work today.

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