Largo and Crusoe by Motorhome
Visit the East Neuk of Fife by Motorhome.
Born in Largo the Scottish sailor spent four years as a castaway on an uninhabited island in the South Pacific. He was concerned for the seaworthiness of his ship. His captain Thomas Stradling, tiring of his dissent granted Alexander’s wish to be left on the island. His travails were the inspiration for Daniel Defoe’s novel, Robinson Crusoe.
One day an exhausted Alexander’s hopes of being rescued arose when a passing Glasgow clipper ship appeared on the horizon.
The second mate, Francie, was peering through his telescope and spotted a heavily bearded and bedraggled figure frantically waving at them from the top of a headland.
He had the remnants of a kilt hanging limply from around his rather skinny frame.
Francie spoke to his captain;
‘Josie, there’s a punter waving at us from that headland, do you know him, Josie?’ asked Francie.
‘Naw, Francie, I don’t know the guy, the nutter waves at us every year when we sail by, jist ignore him, Francie,’ said Josie.
‘Sure, Josie, sure, Josie,’ said Francie.
You may enjoy reading the adventures of Francie and Josie.