As we headed up Carrot Hill Ron had literally had enough and tuned for home. leaving three of us to head for Fife. It threatened to brighten up as we headed over the Tay Bridge for a stop at the cafe for black pudding rolls and coffee.
After a short break we headed back out into a drizzle and it stayed like that all the way through Craill and onto Anstruther. We dropped down for a run along the Harbour but we weren't for stopping, It was a longish climb out of Anstruther back to St. Andrews where we did stop at the Whey Pat, a regular stop when it's wet, you need a feed and drink as they always have 3 hand pull ales on.
After a slightly late lunch the rain had finally stopped and the rain jackets were off, we took the high road to Strathkinness before dropping down to the main road and through Gaurdbridge, we looked towards the Eden Brewery but there was no sign of life so it was the Toll Road through to Balmullo and down to St. Michael for 1/4 mile along the main rd then turning left to the East Links Wood roundabout at the A92, we crossed without incident and went round to the bridge via Wormit and Newport on Tay.
From the bridge we had a choice, back over Carrot, up the steep hills to Glams or the long way round via the tunnel at Invergowrie and on to Newtyle. The latter was the choice as we were late anyway and had completed 77 miles so another wee bit wouldn't hurt us. It was into the wind along Riverside Drive then a long drag up to Muirhead. Through Auchterhouse Donald got a second wind and took off and Dave hit the wall just before we regrouped at the Commercial in Newtyle.
Three pints later and some crisps we were off for the last leg of our journey into Forfar, we had a light breeze behind us and made good time - 102 miles and a good day out - The route is here if you want to try it