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Glencoe & Kinlochleven
Sun 16th Aug 2015 to Sun 16th Aug 2015
organised by Highland Scotland

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TRIP REPORT FROM ALI

7 cars with one car being protential new members Jane & Jon assembled at Highland Council HQ  on a rare sunny Sunday morning.
"The magnificent  seven" moved out onto the A82 bound for Spean Bridge and drove down the twisty MX5 road that is Loch Ness, in no time we were ahead of shedule and in Ft Augustus where we had a wee pit stop.
Off down the road we went driving our MX5s as they were built for again arriving at what used to be the "Little Chef" only to be told there was no room at the inn, so after some discussion  we regrouped at the Spean bridge Woollen Mill,unfortunately  we lost  Alix and John but a quick call out on the CB and we were all once again reunited  along with car 8 Stuart.
A wee competition  was organised  with everyone having to guess the mileage  for the run from Spean Bridge to our dinner venue at Ballachulish this was won by Charles who received the club mascot teddy key ring.
I think Dorothy going by her guess thought we were on next years Lake District trip lol!
Anyway 8 cars set off for Kinlochleven  with the weather  getting increasingly  cloudier with a few spots  of rain ,of course in true HI-5s spirit the roofs stayed down.
After a short stop in Kinlochleven we headed to Glencoe and on to the "White Corries chair lift" for a spot of lunch and for some, a ride up the chair lift and down. The views  over "Rannoch Moor" and "Glencoe "were absolutely  fantastic .
Setting off again it was plain to see that the weather  was drastically improving to the point the sun burst out of the clouds. This continued  for the rest of the day as we headed over "Rannoch  Moor" to "Glen Orchy"
Heading  up the single track road through Glen Orchy in the brilliant sunshine following the river beside the road was, I think, the highlight of the trip even though it couldn't  be driven MX5 style.
We then travelled up past Loch Awe to Connel and from there to our dinner stop at the "Loch Leven Hotel" Ballachulish  (competition mileage 122). Stuart  left us at this point to head home to Aberdeen so once again we were 7. After dinner we said our goodbyes to Wendy who would be branching of at Spean Bridge.
6 cars then headed to Drumnadrochit were we said our goodbyes to each other and headed our separate ways.

A big thanks to all that attended this trip, its you Guys that make these trips worthwhile and enjoyable.


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16th Aug 2015 11:30 :: ali locke
stu we have relocated to spean brigewoolen mill cafe

16th Aug 2015 22:51 :: Chuck & Gill
Many thanks to Ali & Mandy for organising a great day out - very impressed that you managed to organise the weather too. Tops down all the way today. Nice to meet Jane and Jon - hope to see you on another run soon. Thanks to all who came along  and contributed to a great day out.

16th Aug 2015 22:55 :: Alix and John
Brilliant day out thank you Ali, had a fabby time and was lovely to meet Jane and Jon

16th Aug 2015 23:18 :: Andy & Dorothy
Thank you Ali and Mandy for a great day out ,the weather stayed good as promised ,an enjoyable dinner with some good criac at the table and a spirited drive home to boot .

17th Aug 2015 10:00 :: Bobby
Big thanks to Ali and Mandy for a brill day,lovely to meet old friends and new.
See you all soon.

19th Aug 2015 08:14 :: Wendy
Great day well done Ali and Mandy sorry Mandy couldn't be on the run hope your feeling better, great to meet up with every one

19th Aug 2015 20:09 :: Chuck & Gill
Ali's report from Sunday has now been posted.

19th Aug 2015 20:23 :: Jane & Jon
A grand day out! 
Our first run was so enjoyable we joined up the next day.  Looking forward to future events.

20th Aug 2015 00:26 :: stuboy
Great day out, smashing weather, brilliant company & nice to meet up again after a while, hope to see you again at Grantown !!.....

20th Aug 2015 16:38 :: Alix and John
Brilliant day and looking forward to the next trip Ali organises as the weather was fab.  Lovely to meet everyone again and the good humour doesn't stop all day. Thank you xx

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