Saturday, February 10, 2007

"Pregnancy is Hindering my Game"

Pic of wood in Ariundle forest by Mr.Pallant last year.
Georgina and Richard had a week at Kentallen in January
Hi John
We had a lovely time and a really relaxing break. We went to Oban and Port Appin which was lovely although unfortunately the Airds hotel was closed but a lovely setting all the same. We had a lovely day out to Mull crossing on the Fishnish Ferry. We saw deer and very few people! Had lunch at Tobermory and then did a circular drive round the island with a quick stop at Calgary Bay which was beautiful and deserted!

We took the fabulous road to nowhere to Kinloch Hourn which was amazing (although a little windy and rainy so missed the full impact of being surrounded by all the munroes!), but were kept company by the hundreds of deer along the way and a couple of birds of prey we couldn't get close enough to to identify.

We also got in a couple of bowling games at Fort William where pregnancy seems to be seriously hindering my game....much to my husband's pleasure! But made up for it by beating him at pool with the mini table in the cottage at Bayview, so my sincere thanks for that!

We also did the Walk at Ariundle but spotted no golden eagles unfortunately, but a lovely walk none the less.

We ate at the Clachlaig Inn most nights although tried out the Bulas restaurant at Ballachulish Hotel, which despite very polite service was a bit of a shambles, with the fire alarm going off and instigating an evacuation in pouring down rain, and what seemed to be them just getting to grips with the menu. It was interesting and not totally unenjoyable but pricey and food wasn't quite worth the price. Bardolino was lovely though as I sniffed Richard's from across the table.....

I was disappointed that we couldn't find any mention of Burns night anywhere in the area, not even at the Clachlaig, but I had the Haggis none the less and enjoyed every mouthful!

It was cold, windy and rainy with a bit of snow thrown in so definite need for snuggling and lots of wool. We had a lovely time, thank you very much.

George and Richard
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