Thursday, 10 September 2015

2 day break to Carnoustie. September 2015

We stayed in the Carnoustie Golf Hotel

which was opened by one of my heros.

The signal box is still manned today

I used to stand on this bridge over 60 years ago and watch the steam trains thunder by.

A nice floral tribute on the platform

A lovely clean well maintained station

The towns oldest golf shop

Golfers enjoying a refreshment on the lawns

Found a Wetherspoons in Arbroath

Large rocks are used on the shore as land protection from some serious erosion.
On Monday of this week Anne and I travelled by train to Carnoustie using our over "50s"concession fare. (£10) We stayed at the magnificent Carnoustie golf and spa hotel situated on the famous links. This was a journey full of reminiscing for me as I used to go there on holiday every year with my parents as a very young boy..Arriving on a very warm sunny day we quickly checked in the to the hotel before venturing out to explore all my childhood memories like standing on the railway bridge at the station to watch large dirty steam locomotives travel pass emitting all the smoke and steam onto my nice new clothes.Later we joined lots of golfers out on the lawn of the local clubhouse for a wee swallie in the sunshine,what a super way to spend a Monday afternoon. On Tuesday we used our bus passes to go  Montrose in the morning and Arbroath in the afternoon ,the smell of smokies cooking away on the fires filled the air all around the harbour. On Wednesday we took the train home to end a great couple of days full of excellent food taken in the ambience of a lovely hotel.

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