Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Arrangements for 1 June

Meet at the Scottish Industrial Railway Centre, Dunaskin at 10 am for proposed walk up Benwhat Hill, taking in the deserted villages of Benwhat, Lethanhill and Burnfoothill. 8.5 miles (...approximately).

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Ardrossan to Irvine 18 May

Allan, Gus, Ian, Johnny, Paul

We sat in Asda’a cafĂ© in Ardrossan waiting for the rain to go off, and we waited. By quarter past ten there were signs of an improvement, so we set off on our familiar route. By the time we reached the prom at South Beach, jackets were being removed as it was turning warm.
Especially for Johnny!
Our preferred path was still blocked for works on the sea wall at Saltcoats so we took the diversion on to the main road before heading towards Sandylands and rejoining the path, having taken the footbridge over the railway. Some of us were down to shirt sleeves by now as it was turning clammy and good progress was made to our piece stop between Stevenston and Kilwinning. Unfortunately, it started to drizzle again so jackets were put on and we got on our way without too much of a delay. Although it drizzled until we got to Irvine Moor, it was bright overhead and remained warm. It was a relief to get the jackets back off as we were getting wetter from the inside than the outside. Wetherspoon’s was reached about three hours and twenty minutes after having left Ardrossan and we partook of FRT and lunch whilst setting the world of education to rights.
It has to be said that Gus and Ian’s walk today was declared null and void as they took the escalators down to Wetherspoon’s from the mall and hence breaking rule five of the rule book i.e.‘no artificial aids’. They will have to re-do this walk on their own, at a time to be decided, if they wish to be included in the official records.
This turned out to be a really good day out, finished off by a very enjoyable and convivial lunch.


Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Arrangements for 25 May - Mayfest.

Meet at Wetherspoons in Kilmarnock (coffee: 9.30) for a 10 am departure for a walk to Johnny's in Irvine, by a route yet to be determined!

Johnny will provide soup and refreshments.

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Kenny's Birthday Curry - Charcoals

Thanks for an excellent evening last night. I think everyone enjoyed the meal and the craic. The photos are not very good, but is that the fault of the camera or the subjects; I'll let you decide.

Photos from Loudon Hill, 11 May

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Arrangements for 18 May

Numbers will be greatly reduced next week.  Hardy survivors should meet at ASDA in Ardrossan (9.30 for coffee) for a 10 am departure and walk to Irvine. Lunch at Wetherspoons.

Monday, 2 May 2016

Birthday curry, 11 May

As agreed last week I’ll book a table for 6.30pm at Charcoals in Glasgow, on Wednesday 11 May for my birthday curry. 

26A Renfield St
G2 1LU

I’ll not be at the walk on Wednesday so if you could let me know if you are coming or not sometime this week, I’ll get the booking made.

I haven’t got Ian’s or ither Jim’s email addresses, so could someone pass the message on?

I’ll be in touch to confirm the arrangements.