11 Sep 2006

"Westering Home" by the Corries

It’s been a few weeks since my last entry mainly because I am quite busy with other interests like movie making, golf and my new found "talent", water colour painting. I find painting very relaxing and enjoyable and I have a lot too learn. I have also been sitting on a few children's panels recently and I have two more tomorrow. Some people's lives are in a sorry state mostly because of alcohol and / or drugs and it’s the children who suffer the most.

We were away on holiday to the West of Scotland (hence Westering Home) 1 week ago with a few members of the Porsche car club. I arranged everything for the trip including where to stay, the full route and things to visit on the journey. There were 16 of us in 8 cars and everyone got on well with each other. We all met in Dumfries on the Friday evening to get to know each other and learn a few words in Scottish before we were let loose on Scottish roads. We then, over 3 days, travelled around Scotland's West coast via Largs, Loch Lomond, Glencoe, Gairloch, Ullapool, Inverness & Pitlochry. The roads were superb and clear of traffic all the way. The scenes were awe inspiring and atmospheric because of the few scattered showers on route. However, we all managed, at various stages of the tour, to go topless except for Alan in his tin top Boxster aca Coxster (Cayman). Ceri and Sarah travelled all the way from Guernsey for the event and enjoyed the fresh seafood on offer in Gairloch. How many langoustines can you eat in one sitting?!? We all had a fantastic time and we all agreed we should not wait for another 10 years before we do it again. Looks like we will be doing another Scottish trip in 2007.

I have posted more photos in another Blog. > LINK

1 comment:

Irene said...

I wish I have a car like that! Your trip sounds very interesting!