Saturday, 29 January 2011

ARDC ramblers walk in Barr South Ayrshire 29 January 2011.

Barr Trails Notice Board.

A new way to go through a farm gate.

Lots of styles and fences today.

Alone on a bridge.
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Then there was 35 ramblers on a bridge.
Kirsties Cairn.
Kirstie was a shepherd who perished in the snow.
Another of Ayrshire's finest tree lined roads.
The walking wounded (In Joke)
This is Haggis Hill.
Todays walk saw 36 ramblers arrive in the pretty South Ayrshire village of Barr for a circular 7 mile walk. Todays number we believe was a record turnout for this group it must have been the walk leaders charm and charisma that attracted this number. We left the village and had a gentle climb up towards Changue Forest. From there we went through the forest and made our way down to a bridge over the river. From there it was a gentle climb to reach Kirsties Cairn which was our lunch stop.  The walk leader explained that Kirstie as he was known was a shepherd who back in 1920 had perished in the snow and the cairn was a memorial erected by his friends.We then went back through the forest and down a slippy path to get back to the car park. Another excellent walk in good company in the winter sunshine.                                                                                                                                    

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Monte Carlo Rally. Glasgow January 27 2011

Today courtesy of a bus pass I went to Glasgow to see the cars lined up for this years Monte Carlo Rally in George Square. It is 38 years since Glasgow was a starting point for the rally so this year was a bit special with teams from Japan and Canada competing. The Canadians are an all female team but they have the benefit of "Sat Nav" so I am sure they will finish. 49 cars will leave this evening at 2 minute intervals and the next stop is MONTE CARLO.Best of luck to everyone involved.
Anne had one of these (Hillman Imp)

My first company car. (Ford Escort)
I passed my driving test in one these. (Triumph Herald)
Where's Morse?
Glasgow City Chambers at is finest.
The Duke of Wellington with his hat on.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Cronies Burns Supper 2011

The haggis was piped in.
Holy Willie.
Tam O'Shanter.
The Musicians.
A Fellow Cronie.
The cronie on the right is fair enjoying himsel'
Double click the photo!!
The top table.(or what is left of it)
A guid day was had by all with thanks to all who took part.

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Ballantrae January 2011

Bar-B-Que site


Thank goodness we have a bus pass.

Pied Wagtail.
 Anne and I visited ballantrae yesterday to do a short reccae for an idea we have to host a bar b que on at the shore car park for ADRC. We then walked up the road towards Knockdolian Hill which will form part of the walk on the day which hopefully will be in May or June of this year.

Monday, 10 January 2011

This guy has put on weight
Queen Mary 2 in Barbados
Des O'Connor on bridge of Azurus
An old cruise ship!

cruise 2011

Well all good things must come to an end and we are back home safely. We visited Granada last Thursday and then onto Barbados on Friday stayed on the ship overnight and left there on Saturday evening for the overnight flight to London and then onto Glasgow long day but worth it. Update on photos to follow shortly.

Thursday, 6 January 2011

cruise photos 2011


Sailaway Party
Passing the "Oceana"
Carribean sunset
At the ball

Azura at Grenada
Grenada 05/01/2011

cruise 2011

Yesterday we visite St Lucia which was a wee bit of a shanty town but if you ventured ou of town it was quite atractive but it also was very humid which made walking very tiring. Today Thursday we are in Grenada which must be one of the spice capitals of the world again very hot .

Monday, 3 January 2011

St Maartens 03/01/2011

Was this used by Al Capone?
Big boys toys
Main Street St Kitts
On Water Taxi to town
Another big boys toys
Who says it never rains here?
Re-fuelling Azura