Your Chairman received a visit from his long term pat Ollie the Owl, who told him that the wicked Baron Johnny Dum Stuart had taken over the ancestral home of the Main Dynasty and installed himself in their castle, renaiming it Mount Stuart instead of Castle of Main . He was even allowing the plebs to visit it for money & even allowing the riff-raff to use the rooms for their hooligan type weddings- imagine! Thus the beautiful Princess Decibel effectively lost her inheritance.
We took a vote & decided this was a time for Action not Recrimination! And it was thus that 20 odd warriors and some camp followers mounted their steeds & took off to load onto galleys with slave rowers doing their stuff. The intention being to catch the wicked Baron off his guard & reinstall the beautiful Princess Decibel in her own domain.
What a lot of hogwash!!!
In truth the ordinary Mains organised this event, which included
4 Ferry Crossings, 2 courtesy of the Club & Jim McGugan’s vintage tickets. We sailed from Gourock to Dunoon, breakfasted at Younger Park & headed over the hills to Colintraive. There, the pirates were waiting to ambush us, the Government Backed McBrains £11.50 for a bike & rider return- total sailing time approx. 8 minutes- daylight robbery & a Monopoly.
Driving towards Rothesay from the ferry was a delight. The views were orgasmic, with what appeared to be a sailing boat race with wonder views of the Cowal Peninsula beyond. Perfect surface, mostly. Rothesay was busy & looked splendid in the sunshine.
In due course we arrived at Mount Stuart. What an imposing building & gardens. For details check their web site. We couldn’t get over the fact that weddings were regularly held there and the vintage furnishings were all used, including the beds and even the fab dining table. Wow- I wonder what the insurance costs- zillions!
A truly wonderful trip- best ever & many thanks to the dis-inherited!