Tuesday, 28 April 2015
Gastroenteritis food poisoning to you and me.I have ben asked to prepare a blog of the outing and my thanks to all members who contributed to make this possible especially the deerstalkers for her written contribution.
On Saturday, 25th April, 46 ramblers made their way by coach to Dunkeld for the Cunninghame annual outing. Contrary to the forecast, the weather was set fair for the day when we arrived. We split into two groups, the C+ group made its way through the Atholl Forest paths to see the Ospreys at the Loch of the Lowes. Our knowledgeable twitcher was able to point out the local birds and other wildlife. Time was available to explore Dunkeld and its many attractions before making our way along the pleasant River Tay path where Miss Piggy was pleased to view the sewage works.
The B+ group kept a very fast pace to complete the 15 mile circuit of Deuchary Hill, Loch Ordie and Mill Dam paths in just over six hours, enjoying the beautiful views of Perthshire from the top of the hill.
The day was rounded off by drinks in the Royal Dunkeld Hotel followed by an excellent high tea before the travellers made their way home.
All thanks go to Andy, Fiona, Mike and Isabel for leading the walks on a very enjoyable day out.
From the Deerstalker - as your usual blogger is on sick leave this week. We missed you, Gordon.
Thursday, 23 April 2015
|Arrochar with Ben Lomond in the background.|
|Tea break in the sunshine.|
|Still lots of snow high up on the mountains.|
|One of many waterfalls.|
|Small stretch of roadwalking was done.|
|Smiling together in the fine weather.|
|This is what really makes the day worthwhile.|
|Hopefully this members car will be washed prior to going out again with Cunninghame ramblers, standards must be maintained.|
|Todays large group.|
|The two "D's" were todays leaders.|
Sunday, 19 April 2015
|Walkers stop to admire the wonderful scenery.|
|Looking out to Millport.|
|Wee Cumbrae with beacon on top.|
|We assumed that a pint of beer was not on offer!!|
|Walker trying to find out the winner of todays National.|
|She only came this way to give me a photo of a tree lined avenue.|
|A lovely spot for our lunch break.|
|Memorial to Fairlies boat builder.|
|Just glad to get a wee seat.|
|The farmer was our leader.|
Thursday, 16 April 2015
|Our ferry to Arran|
|Leader attempting to sort out B and C walking groups.|
|This house is being constructed high above Whiting Bay|
|Lovely view of Whiting Bay and the Holy Isle.|
|Walkers at the Giants Graves|
|Refreshments in the Douglas Hotel|
|One very large group.|
|Our leader and organiser.|
Sunday, 12 April 2015
|Ruined building at Loudoun Hill|
|We had one steep descent today.|
|A teacher on a mission.|
|Loudoun Hill (310m)|
|There are always some awkward fences to cross.|
|Now we are on the "Lang Whang"|
|Johnnie Backpack was our leader.|