|Alan's Celica leads the way.
Great selection enjoy the sunshine
MGB/GT awaits start
2oomph Aston !
Alan Duncan Celica
Stop to chat to Capri crew
Jim Wilson Mini and crew
| Run to Arisaig - 8 & 9 August 2015
Report by Alan Duncan. Photos Andy Thomlinson, Alan Duncan
Line up in the highlands
arrived at Dobbies Stirling just after 9am on Saturday 8th August for
breakfast. Watching the cars arrive, there were 20 at first, from
a Mini to an Austin Healey 3000, and even a spanking new Aston
Martin, which I was told can do 205 mph, WOW. We left Dobbies
at 10am and headed up to the cafe at Glen Coe Ski centre for lunch ,
arriving there at 12.
After refreshments and a good look at all
the cars, we started heading off north over the bridge to the Corran
Ferry, where it took 3 crossings to get us all across. Once all on the
other side we turned left and headed to Loch Sunart the the posh
Kilcamb Lodge Hotel at Strontium. This posh place won 'Most Romantic
Hotel' in the UK in 2014, which accounts for tea or coffee charge
of £5.50 ! It was a lovely hotel though, and had space for
about 50 cars or more, so our 20 fitted in ok.
headed up Loch Sunart and turned right through Stunning Moidart
and on to Arisaig passing some of the best scenery in the UK. At the
hotel we had a Convertible Capri
join us, before enjoying a few drinks at the bar before dinner. Two
large tables were set for the 40 of us, biggest dinner party I've been
at for a long time.
I got up and introduced myself , and thanked
everyone for coming, then got everyone in turn to stand up and
introduce themselves. After dinner we had a quiz with Des Canaway
winning the bottle of plonk.
There was a very loud group playing
in the bar, with the younger of us dancing, and two quiet lounges for
the older crew members. The night went very well with some not
getting to their bed until well after 2am.
Beach line up on Sunday morning
morning it was down to the silver beaches and then up to Mora to
see the Steam train. At the start of the village there was a
sign, which had 'Welcome to Mora' on it. I said "why can't they welcome
us today and not the Morra?" , Think we were all still in the
party mood. We headed back to the Arisaig hotel for lunch
with the Capri Club Scotland crews. They had 5 nice Capris with them.
All together there were 26 cars for the weekend.
We started heading back home in dribs an drabs, all very tired. A well, till next year.
Thank you all for coming along, as I could not have done it without you.
Click HERE to see a selection of Andy's photos of the 2015 weekend
Or HERE to see alan Duncan's selection
Updated 10 August 2015