Perthshire weekend 2015
Perthshire Weekend May 2015
The Tayforth Group started off at Tesco in Perth for a snack and a cuppie before starting the weekend's adventure. We had 5 TR`s cars leaving Perth in heavy rain with an added dash of sleet. We have a challenging drive to the Crianlarich Hotel via Amulree, Aberfeldy and Killin. At Crianlarich we meet up with the Clyde Valley Group for our lunch which now swells our numbers with two more cars. A hot bowl of soup was the needed our dish of the day after our drive in the poor weather, but this did not dampen the banter going round the table. After lunch the weather starts improving and we drive to the award-winning Glencoe Visitor Centre which Includes exhibition, viewing platform, café and shop. We all have another cuppie and a look round the Visitor Centre before traveling up Glencoe and then heading back to Connell to the Oyster Inn. We were met by another TR6 traveling down Glencoe as we were traveling north and no doubt he wondered why all these TR`s were out and were they were going. None of us recognised the car or its owner. The Oyster Inn provided us with very good accommodation, a busy bar, an excellent evening meal and a fantastic view for having your breakfast and a great time was had by the whole party. Sunday unfortunately provided us with another day of poor weather which would be a kind description of the rain falling without a break all day and the roads were like shallow rivers. We left Connel filled with fuel and headed South driving through Loch Fyne and Lochgilphead with the Clyde Valley group leaving us on the way to the Drovers Inn for our late lunch stop. The Drovers Inn is an old inn used by the Highland drovers who used to drive their cattle down the side of Loch Lomond to the markets. The decor and furniture, in deference to the past, look as though they have not been changed or altered for a couple of hundred years. As you enter the reception hall you are faced by a full grown, stuffed grizzly bear. After lunch we headed home to dry ourselves and cars out.
Many thanks to Duncan and Pam for organizing an excellent weekend for us all.