During the past few weeks we have enjoyed several trips across the water to Lovely Argyll. We had a fun evening in Strone Church Hall, and a rolicking session in the interesting Holy Trinity Church in Dunoon. (Wonderful eats at both venues!) See some pics here.
We also crossed the river on our way to Auchindrain on various occasions. Our first visit of the year, at the end of April, didn't go according to plan. It was a chilly morning with bright sunshine, and plenty of snow on the Argyll hills. We were looking forward to warming up at the peat fire. However there had been some crossed wires, and the work party living temporarily in Martin’s House had not followed instructions to have the place tidied and ready for us, and even worse, the fire wasn’t lit! We moved back to the Visitor Centre and sang a few songs there, left early and spent some time in Inveraray. A shinty match up at the Castle was a bonus for some of us. Click here for our pics of the day.
Our May visit went without a hitch, and in June we had an extra “Command Performance” for a special Open Day at the Township. We were blessed with lovely sunny weather, so Auchindrain was looking its best. As well as making it into the Dunoon Standard, we were filmed for Italian television. Unfortunately our Italian speaker couldn’t be there on the day, and has been grumbling ever since! (Porca miseria …) However, we hope our Italian information leaflets impressed them!
But on our subsequent visit the following week, behold, we were filmed again, this time by a gentleman making a historical film about Argyll.
The new tablet guides to the Township look very impressive, and we hope to have a chance to try them out some day when we are not too busy. (When?)
We will be at Auchindrain on the last Saturday of the month from now till the end of October.