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2007 Walk

Dr. Bob’s 2007 Walk along the Fife Coastal Path

from the Maggie’s Centre in Dundee to the Maggie’s Centre, Edinburgh
visiting the new Maggie’s Centre in Kirkcaldy
Saturday 4th to Sunday 12th August 2007

Lots of photos – apologies to  those with a slow internet connection!

Dr Bob with his fellow walkers and some well-wishers outside the Maggie’s Centre at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee just before setting off on Day 1 of the walk.

Arriving in Tayport at the end of Day 1

Rattling the collection tins in the Tayport pubs

Start of Day 2 The team getting ready to depart from the Bed and Breakfast in Tayport

John Duncan with Dr Bob

Taking a break in Tentsmuir Forest

Leuchars  –  all a bit wet  ………..

but Dr Bob is still smiling !

Day 3 (Monday) – Setting off from the Bed and Breakfast in Guardbridge

Dr Bob being interviewed by Scottish Television

St. Andrews Ramblers join the group for part of the route

Bob and Joan passing the Old Course Hotel in St Andrews

End of Day 3 – we made it to Boarhills

Day 4 (Tuesday) – Setting out from Boarhills. Morven Duncan, John Wilson, Bob’s brother Ian and his wife Ada (from Elgin), Lorna, Bob, his sister Linda (from Aberdeen), Alison Taylor and a fairly uninterested Mac!

Dr Bob and John Wilson take in one of the beautiful views on the Fife Coastal Path

Bob and his sister Linda

A tricky descent for Dr Bob

Dr Ed Wallace (far right) joins the walk at Fife Ness.
Bill and Margaret Urquhart meet the group near Crail with some welcome refreshments

The group arrive in Crail at the  end of Day 4

Day 5 (Wednesday) – the eager walkers gather at Crail for the off. Some more new faces show up.

The group make good time on this part of the walk

Joan hears all about the Caiplie Caves from Jim, a knowledgeable local

Cellardyke – The grandchildren of Margaret Braid’s friends served us with very welcome tea, scones, pancakes, tablet, cheese & biscuits and iced juice.

The children sold tablet and put on a concert for their friends. They collected £102 for Maggie’s which they presented to Bob.

Collecting donations from the visitors in Anstruther. No time to stop off for one of the famous fish suppers though.

Dr Bob is asked to pose for a character study at the Pittenweem Arts Festival

Nobody’s wallet was safe! Margaret Braid coaxes the local officials and a passing cyclist to dig deep for Maggie’s

Day 6 (Thursday) – everyone gathers at the B&B in Elie

Tramping along Elie beach

Another downhill section

Joan goes for a paddle – she must think she is on her annual holiday !

Ready for the next stage after our lunch break

This is what it’s all about – raising money for Maggie’s. Bob and Joan count the day’s collection

Day 7 (Friday) – All ready to set off from the Belvedere Hotel in West Wemyss

Staff and well-wishers from Maggie’s meet us in Ravenscraig Park in Kirkcaldy and walk through the town with us to the Victoria Hospital

The stunning new Maggie’s Centre in Kirkcaldy

Liz, a Maggie’s fundraiser with Lorna, Joan and Dr Bob

The ladies at work in the kitchen at Maggie’s, preparing a healthy lunch for us

Time for a relaxing chat and refreshments at Maggie’s

But… it’s soon time to head off, with some new faces joining the walk to Burntisland

Day 8 (Saturday) – Preparing to leave the Kingswood Hotel on the penultimate day of the walk

Some of Bob’s friends come to see him off

Bob sets off on what looks like being a pleasant day…

but not for long. The rain  started…

and didn’t stop!   These are four very wet dogs.

We were made very welcome at Dalgety Bay Sailing Club where we had our lunch break in the warm, dry clubhouse.

This lovely lady served us soup, toasties, tea and coffee at the Sailing Club

Continuing through Dalgety Bay to our overnight stop at North Queensferry. Only one more day to go!

Day 9 (Sunday) – Bob and his team are escorted by a piper for the last few hundred yards to Maggie’s in Edinburgh

The end of the walk – Bob and his  team arrive at Maggie’s to great applause

Bob raises a glass of champagne to everyone who took part

The staff of Maggie’s in Edinburgh give us a warm welcome