Ronnie’s Cowal Tour Sunday 7th August 2016

Please note the toughness of the Members that turned up for this event- one, Kenny, all the way fae Aberdeen!, 

I don’t know what God Ronnie is associated with, & it can’t be thru the Lo—e, surely- but by heck, he managed to let out some bellow as we wondered if the ferry would sail. in addition, Ronnie has history for producing VERY VERY wet weather, & he didn’t disappoint.Loch Fyne 4Loch Fyne on a good day.Loch Fyne 3

3 sensible ones, although more convenient from Aberdeen, met at Tarbet & managed to arrive at the Benmore Tea Room as the ferry passengers & locals were parking

Angus, Grumpy’s friend in Dunoon & David, Ronnie’s pal joined us (I have hopes of David joining)IMG_0002

 

“Benmore” is misleading- History lesson-

The cafe is alongside Benmore Park, but was called, until recently, Younger Park after the gentleman, often portayed by Jimmy Logan, Wm Younger, the Brewer.DSC02902

Benmore HouseDSC02935Wm travelled extensively & collected all types of plants & tress, mostly from the Orient, Africa & the Americas. It is a beautiful, must see, visit with the tallest redwoods in the UK lining the main avenue.The Gardens

So off we went over the top towards Colintraive, but at the final T  junction, turned North & to Inveraray, via Strachur, St Catherines, & the Oyster Bar. Wonderful views, all the way.IMG_0008

At the other side of Inveraray, we drove into the huge caravan park where Skippers (formerly, kippers- the S has now been restored) Restaurant awaited us.Untitled-2

The meal there was REALLY good.

Inevitably the heavens opened, and yes, it absolutely tipped it down all the way to Tarbet & beyond,, before letting up. The traffic returning to Glasgow was unbelievable given the weather.

A good day out, plenty of chatter- good to be with real pals- heh?

Thank you Ronnie, well done.

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