On Easter Sunday we drive to Applecross via Gairloch.
Our lunch break will be at the The Applecross Inn.
Booked for slightly late lunch at 2:00 pm.
The Applecross Inn
Following lunch we cross the Beallach na Ba. This is listed as one of Top Gears greatest roads and if you've never driven it, you're in for a treat. The road rises to a height of 2053 ft, with gradients of 1 in 5 and hairpin bends. Have a look at this Lotus 7 crossing part of the road.
Run Organiser: Ian Ness
ROYAL HOTEL ROOMS BOOKED
01 - Jacqueline and Ian
02 - Gavin
03 - Heather and Chic
04 - Dot and Chas
05 - Maria and Jim
06 - Janet and Wattie
07 - Jane and Anthony
08 - Gill and Alex
09 - Glenis and Richard
10 - Sandra and Colin
11 - Marion and Graham
12 - Cath and Drew
13 - Susan and Wilson
14 - Eileen and Richard
01 - Connect your TomTom to your PC with the USB cable.
02 - Click on the Saturday link below
03 - At "File Download" window click Save
04 - At "Save in" browse to your TomTom device. Example: TomTom Go (F:)
05 - Open the itn folder on your TomTom.
06 - Click Save
07 - Repeat stages 02 to 06 for the Sunday and Monday routes.
5th Apr 2010 18:03 :: Stella & Nigel Well Guys & Dolls, that was a super weekend, only downside was that we weren't able to stay over on the Sunday night:(
After we left you in blazing sun, we wound our way down the pass, on to Fort William and home again. It was sunshine all the way and the scenery was beautiful. Even had a blast with an Audi TT. The grins on the faces of the Audi passengers were almost as big as ours!!!
Very many thanks to Ian and Jacqueline, and Chick and Heather for all your hard work. Will keep the lovely trip handout as a souveneir.
Next year perhaps?
5th Apr 2010 20:04 :: dot and chas Great weekend,shame we could only stay Saturday night.Lots of fun with our friends old and new.
Many thanks to all.
5th Apr 2010 20:24 :: Richard & Eileen Great weekend, big thanks to Ian and Jaqueline.
5th Apr 2010 20:51 :: chic and heather Excellent weekend and superb roads, food and company.
Thanks to all who attended and hope you all thought the travelling was worthwhile.
Good to see one of our Lady members confidently taking the wheel on Sunday on some challenging roads and showing that there is no reason why more of our female members should have a drive.Thanks to Ian and Jacqueline for guiding us around this stunning area of Scotland
5th Apr 2010 21:34 :: Lorraine Where did you guys go. My pal saw a load of 5's at Lochearnhead and thought it was me.
5th Apr 2010 21:37 :: Jacqueline and Ian Yet another brilliant MX-5 Scotland weekend event, many thanks to everyone who took part for making it so.
And boy were we lucky with Sundays perfect weather, that coupled with great roads, fine food and first class company MX-5 motoring just doesn’t get any better.
We hope to see you all again soon.
5th Apr 2010 21:40 :: chic Lorraine - we were staying in Ullapool and touring Wester Ross
5th Apr 2010 21:43 :: Graham & Marion Hi Ian & Jacqueline Chic & Heather
Many thanks for making it a great weekend. You all made a great job of the weather!!
Ian thanks for the disc
5th Apr 2010 23:03 :: JimF What a brilliant weekend, great company,hotel and routes. A pleasure to meet all the new members and of course the regulars who make these events so enjoyable. A big thanks to Ian and Chic who made this possible.
6th Apr 2010 09:06 :: Stella & Nige P.S. Should add that Nigel comments that my eyesight must be getting worse - he said the speedo said 60!!!
6th Apr 2010 13:37 :: wattie97 What a great weekend. Super roads, hotel and company. We had a ball and hope everyone else enjoyed it as much as we did. Many thanks to Ian,Jaqueline,Chic and Heather for a perfect weekend.
Wattie & Janet.
6th Apr 2010 17:24 :: Gavin What a blast that was, great company and great roads. The Ferry Boat must have wondered what hit them when we arrived. A great venue to unwind after a frustrating run up in the traffic. My face is still sore from the laughs we had. Thanks to Ian and Jacqueline and Chic and Heather who all made it possible.
6th Apr 2010 20:18 :: Sandra and Colin Thank you all for a fabulous weekend. It was great that the weather didn't turn out to be quite as bad as we feared after all the snow. Even saw a fair amount of sunshine on Easter Sunday! Loved the amazing roads and scenery but the price of fuel was a bit painful! Joys of having a company card to fill up with fuel normally! Enjoyed meeting up with old and new friends - we had a great laugh. Thanks to Jacqueline & Ian, Heather & Chic for organising. Hope to see you all again soon.
6th Apr 2010 20:49 :: Ian Ness Full reports now posted. Many thanks to all three WAG's
6th Apr 2010 21:13 :: chic Thanks to the WAGS for the reports and also to those who have posted a photo record...looks just about as good as it was....Maria I would have thought that by now you would know not to listen to Heather and especially not to pay any attention to anything she says where a map is involved.!!
13th Apr 2010 19:48 :: Jane and Anthony Grrreat cars and good company - who could ask for more but we even got sunny weather and stunning views. Hope to meet up again soon (MX5 is pinning on the driveway with only the focus to keep it company). Thanks to all but especially to Ian, Jacqueline, Chick and Heather.
14th Apr 2010 19:02 :: Gordon & Moira Just back in the Borders.
After you folks left the weather improved, so we stayed longer than planned.
We assume the bar was closed early on Sunday night, as you managed to leave before we came across to say cheerio. Or are you just trying to tell us something?
Superb run. Thanks to I&J, C&H.
Don't know where you all got to but I&J and ourselves had a great 80mph clear run pass
14th Apr 2010 19:17 :: Gordon & Moira Oops! the mention of 80mph obviously cut me off.
We had a great run past Glascarnoch spoiled only by being overtaken on double whites by a boy racer in his wee vauxhall.
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