Stuart and Graham Sheridan MGB/GT
Brendan and Eileen MacKinven BMW 2002
Keith Mainland / Angelica Fuentes Austin Healey SpriteHighland stream | |
|Red Hackle Tour - 6 May 2018
Story and photos - Ron Adam
Line up under the sunFifteen cars left the Green Welly Café at Tyndrum around 9.30 a.m. on a bright but cold morning.
route headed north up Glen Coe where the scenery was spectacular, with
some low clouds and snow caps adding to the beauty. A detour into
Glencoe village, then Fort William. We continued north
heading for Mallaig with amazing scenery.
The roads were
wet but remarkably free of traffic. However the tourist sights
e.g. Glenfinnan, were so full of visitors with the main car park closed
and the overspill car park queued well up the road.
took a detour into Arisaig Village as we had never visited there
before. We were having coffee when we got a phone call from the
‘Inverness contingent’ to say Mallaig was
‘full’ and not a car parking space available. The bank
holiday weekend and a craft fair had done the damage!
travelled south again to Spean Bridge, turning left for Laggan and
Dalwhinnie only to find that a motor cyclist had come off his bike and
the road was blocked in both directions. After a half hour delay
we were on the road again and the sun came out and remained for the
rest of the day.
The route took us back to Pitlochry without
further incident. Pitlochry Theatre is an excellent finish venue
with a efficiently served high tea.
Discussion over car preparation
The whole route road
surfaced were better than expected so no damaged wheels or tyres on
this outing. Fast flowing roads, light traffic and
beautiful scenery, together with good weather made for a excellent day
||Alfa Romeo Spider
||BMW 325CI Sport
||Porsche Carrera 997
||MGB Frontline LE50
||Austin Healey Sprite
Published 24 May 2018