Galloway’s Gallop 16th March 2014

Having been spoiled on Wednesday last- the weather took its revenge. Not too bad, but a wee drizzle now & again, to ensure we viewed the last run with rose tinted specs.

Milton was the set off point, & given that Rex wasn’t with us to complain of distance, we diverted by the military road, via Arrochar to our usual Coffee stop at Tarbet. As usual friendly welcome & very good value.

Thereafter via Crianlarich to Killin to see the spectacular waterfalls following on the heavy rains post Xmas. Grumpy took some fab fotos, as you can see.The Falls of DochartFalls of Dochart - Killin

JT’s bike contracted ABS warning failure from JPG’s old hack & in doing so, cured the latter. Anti- virus required . Probably too much maintenance JT. If it works- don’t fix it.On the rock

Then back via Kilmahog, Trossachs & Duke’s pass again, this time to Gartmore & Liz MacGregor’s Black Bull Hotel for lunchAt the Black Bull

She really does spoil us- fantastic 2 course lunch with loads of choice, Coffee & home made shortbread- all for £10. We felt we had to give her extra. Quite right.

Then home by various routes.

 

JG

 

Pensioners Day Out 2014-1

This wonderful event took place on Wednesday 12th March

4 lucky souls had the time & wherewithall to have the privilege of enjoying this wonderful “Summer’s” Day.

We met at ASDA Bishopbriggs, and once we had staunched the oil leak from Grumpy’s Banjo- we set off over the Campsies for Coffee & Victuals outside at Kippen. Fab weather and great¬†coffee etc.Without VanKippen

Only got better- via Thornhill to Doune, Dunblane, back road to Braco, Crieff, Lochearnhead, Kilmahog, Trossachs where we stopped for lunch at the Harbour Cafe.IMG_1454

It was packed, however, we managed to get a table outside, again, & enjoyed a great lunch & chat. What a setting!Loch VenacherUntitled-1

Back by our usual Duke’s Pass, Aberfoyle & then went home our respective ways.

Good to be alive & able to do what we did: long may it last!