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The Fish n' Chip Run
Sun 25th Mar 2012
organised by Central Scotland

Car Count : 17
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The Fish n' Chip Run

Sunday 25th March 2012

What a start to the first run in 2012 the mist cleared and the sun was shining, not like the last two years when we were driving through the snow. We all met up at The Corbie Inn car park. Most of us were early and ready for our bacon rolls and coffee. Gail the owner did us proud supplying us with extra coffee and tea (good job we had organised a comfort stop at Dobbies). This gave us an opportunity to chat to new and old friends before setting off. We were sad to see Peter and Olive go as they had a telephone call which meant that they had to head home. Hope to see you both soon.

The Corbie Inn start point.

16 cars then headed northeast on the A904 (tops down) passing through Bo’ness town centre and up the Carriden brae heading towards Blackness Castle.
The 15th century Blackness Castle is often referred to as ‘the ship that never sailed’. This is because of its appearance, as from the sea it looks just like a great stone ship that has run aground. We did not have time to visit the Castle but it gave the club members a flavour of the Castle and the fantastic views, several have commented that they will return. We had a lovely surprise when Brian and Karen came on the off chance and met up with us prior to us leaving the Castle.

Blackness Castle

17 cars left but Kenneth decided to stay as he met up with old friends at the Boat yard, so back to 16 cars heading towards Dobbies. We travelled along on the B903 then up onto the A904 until the entrance into Newton Village where we headed towards Winchburgh. The country roads stopped and we went on the A89. Dobbies car park was busy and all we could hear was a Caribbean band playing we had the sun, the music but sad to say no rum. Some of us will have some in December, “Oh! were going to Barbados” Sorry back to the run.

Caribbean band at Dobbies

After a comfort break we were back on some MX5 style roads, along to Dechmont turning down onto Burnhouse road (oh! the smell of the country and cows). Over the hills we went. We just entered Linlithgow when we turned at Preston Road heading on the B792 towards Bathgate. What a view as we were so high up passing Cairnpapple. Making our way towards Torphichen, as we crossed over to Avonbridge there were so many people with their horses on the road. We were then behind a Range Rover towing a horsebox with a horse. The horsebox was open and we could see the horse. One corner the horse was getting excited and its ears were up. As we went round the next corner it began to get excited, there was a field of horses and they were neighing to each other. It was so funny to see. Onward bound through Slamannan pass the Black Loch and down towards Benny T’s. We were first in and ready for our fish & chips.

Benny T's

While we patiently waited it was the ideal time for Wattie to do the raffle. Once again he was very professional; okay! He was his usual polite self and with his effort we raised £50 towards our donation to Ronald McDonald House.

It was a fantastic day, our thanks goes to everyone who came today as without you we would not have a car club. Hope to see you all on the next run.

Report by: Maria

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25th Mar 2012 18:17 :: Jim and Maria
Thanks to everyone who turned out for our first run of the year, and what glorious weather to start with. Glad to meet all the people who were having their first outing and old friends we haven't seen over the winter. Roll on 2012.

25th Mar 2012 18:33 :: Jacqueline & Ian
Great day, great company, great food. Thanks Maria and Jim for a well organised and fun day. Good to see everyone and I'm going to get help to complete my raffle prize :-)

25th Mar 2012 18:35 :: pamela and steven
Fantastic first run, great to meet so many people. We really enjoyed our first run and looking forward to next 1 :)

25th Mar 2012 19:44 :: robert craig
thanks for a great day out, really enjoyed it.
robert and lesley

25th Mar 2012 19:57 :: Ali & Drew
Great start to 2012 season - good to see old and new faces and fish & chips were lovely. Thanks Jim & Maria

25th Mar 2012 20:18 :: Evan & Carol
many thanks to Jim & Maria for the work they put in to make this the first run of the year most enjoyable.Brilliant weather,brilliant food, brilliant run. Great to meet up with old friends & meet new members.

25th Mar 2012 20:59 :: Marcia & Raymond
Thoroughly enjoyable day out.Thanks Jim & Maria for organising.

26th Mar 2012 16:58 :: Gavin
Great day out and well organised by Jim and Maria and Janet and my 'Dad'.

26th Mar 2012 18:57 :: watt our MX5 croniesie97
Yup another enjoyable day out with our MX5 cronies. A great start to the new season.Nice to meet up with old friends. Good to see some new members joining us.
Well done Fordies.
  Wattie & Janet.

28th Mar 2012 08:43 :: Stew
Good day out, really enjoyable. I'll definitely be out for another run!

28th Mar 2012 19:22 :: Margaret & David
Great day, enjoyed the company, weather and food for our first run.  Thanks to Maria & Jim for all their hard work, see you soon on the Cruachan run.

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