A couple of mini outings were manageable though - there was a wander around Falkirk, where we ate sushi and scored some charity shop bargains, although the few Hobbycraft sale shelves were disappointing compared to last year, and then on Saturday it stayed dry long enough for us to stretch our legs at Culross.
For anyone who hasn't visited yet, the most important thing to know about Culross is that it's a photographers dream. The cobbles, the old buildings, the shoreline... All make it pretty much impossible to take a bad picture. On past visits, we've been to the palace and the abbey and admired the Outlander backdrops at Mercat Cross, but this time was just about lunching and walking the dog.
The pub we planned to go to wasn't serving food so we ended up at the Biscuit Cafe for toasted sandwiches, then we fetched Jake and made our way along the path by the shore. He thoroughly enjoyed racing back and forth, unaware of our sneaky attempts to tire him out, although he refused to walk on the pier since the boards were spaced a bit too far apart for his liking. Smart dog, wish I'd done that.
Check out more Culross adventures here. Has anyone been?