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NSS Perthshire run
Sun 23rd May 2010 to Sun 23rd May 2010
organised by Tayside Scotland

Car Count : 4
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The weather was positively monsoon-like in the hours leading up to the time of our meeting up at the Horseshoe Café. However, just as the forecasters had predicted, the showers died out by 10 o'clock. Perhaps it was the weather, but there was a noticeable lack of interest in this run and thankfully Alex agreed to lead up the group for the day. Unfortunately only 4 cars turned up on the day.
  Having already decided that Fife was not to be on our itinerary, a quick brain storming session brought us to the conclusion that somewhere in Perthshire was the preferred alternative. Malc agreed to act as lead and promptly led us on to one of his favourite driving routes. We set of from The Horseshoe up through Abernyte, Coupar Angus, and Dunkeld. Once on the A9, we veered off to the lovely road that runs along the west banks of the Tay through Dalguise towards Grandtully. But Malc had a surprise in store for us - we dived off the main road down a single track road and over the old wooden bridge at Logierait, thence onwards to Grandtully and Aberfeldy. Once we got to Aberfeldy the weather looked as if the clouds were about to clear up and there were distinct patches of blue sky. A quick discussion by the side of the road and we were off on a new route, over the shanks of Schiehallion heading for a picnic stop at Braes of Foss car park.
  After a nice picnic, we then took the Schiehallion road down to Kinloch Rannoch - this is surely one of the most picturesque driving routes in Scotland. From Kinloch Rannoch we headed north over the moors to towards Calvine, passing under the A9 - to drive down through the Pass of Killiecrankie to Pitlochry. From Pitlochry we then drove over the Moulin Moors to Blairgowrie then home towards Dundee via Alyth and Newtyle.
  It was only as we approached the outskirts of Dundee that we had to stop and put up the roofs again.

I think this run proves - that sometimes an impromptu run can be just as good fun and we don't always need a formal lunch.


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23rd May 2010 16:18 :: Malc
A great run today - glad I went. It was touch and go, because the weather was so bad just before meet up time. We had the tops down all the way, till just before getting back into Dundee. My wife is so upset to have missed a lovely day, she had bought a new floppy hat just for the trip, but didn't go thinking it would rain all day.

23rd May 2010 17:11 :: alf
Sorry i couldn"t make it today (moving house) had to shop for a lawnmower and compost bin. Also thought id save the old girl for the trip to Ireland on friday !

23rd May 2010 20:12 :: Alex
A bit downhearted waking up to the rain bouncing of the window. Looked like the whole day would be spent with the roof up. Reality, a brilliant run with superb scenery and virtually no Sunday drivers. All in all, a pretty good day, finished off nicely with some alcohol and a read of the  papers.

23rd May 2010 20:40 :: russ
We had a thoroughly good time today. Sadly we wont be on the N.I. trip as we will be moving house.

23rd May 2010 20:58 :: neil t
Had my doubts when we left home  but turned out great run. thanks for waiting for us at horseshoe. would have been sorry to have missed this one

24th May 2010 11:14 :: Colin S
Sorry to have missed this one, but at 200 miles would have been a bit of an endurance run for me and my back. Keeping my eye on the next event.

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