This is by way of a regular feature, previously organised by Jim MacFarlane, and John Shaw as well as Bill. You would imagine he would be expert in it by now??!!
Very pleasant & Grumpy had brunch.
Travelling North on the A82, Loch Lomondside, we veered left at Tarbet, the bikes acting weirdly as we passed our favourite Café.
Great weather, supposedly the end of our indian Summer. The views were spectacular alongside Loch Fyne and our lunch stop at Inveraray. Into The George, most of us having fish of some sort (the mussels were great).
Then Bill put us thru some agony, by taking the road to Dalmally, but turning left about 4 miles on, to the ENDLESS road that goes thru Ford and EVENTUALLY finishes up at Kilmartin. As if enjoying the torture, did he head for Lochgilphead then- no fear- Crinan, here we go!
The hardies pitched camp meeting the 3 wheelers Bill met at Loch Fyne Hotel a couple of weeks ago. Great vehicles, 3 Pembletons as well as Bill’s Crozier & a BMW outfit navigated by Jock the Jack Russell
Some sore heads in the morning, but a leisurely start at 10am. Bill headed for Tarbert for a coffee fix, whilst we who had feasted at breakfast in the hotel watched in wonder. Beautiful fishing port, a must see if you’re touring.
Southbound we then turned left and took the next endless road to Carradale. A very beautiful scenic route, where you had to be careful of the road surface, which is one track with loads of gravel in the centre.
Steep curves and wonder views, & Carradale harbour is worth a visit. Bill being so organised phoned Dick, who happened to be in Campbelltown to ask him to find a lunch venue. Well done Dick, the Royal Hotel was first class, & we enjoyed our visit.
We then headed home by various ways & in various groups. Met for dinner again and a very relaxed & enjoyable time. Somewhat earlier to bed for all, with a certain down feeling as the long spell of good weather was due to end that night.
A great weekend- thanks Bill for all your efforts, & it was nice to meet your pals with the the VERY rapid Moto-Guzzi powered 3 wheelers. Can’t wait to see your conversion. With you behind the wheel, no one will be safe!