Monday, 5 May 2008
Classic Cars and unsuitable boats.
The Celtic Malts classic car rally came growling past the bottom of the drive on Saturday morning, everything from 1920s Bentleys and Lagondas, via old Mercs, BMWs and Austin Healeys to 1970s 911s and Escorts, 120 less any retirees. The Inshriach leg was on the last day of a 2000 mile event so there were a few drawn faces in the less forgiving machines. This has stirred me for getting the MG finished (I hear a sigh of resignation from those of you who know the full saga of heap).
We have visitors this week, Harry, Henry and Dee. Henry is doing stirling work getting the website ready and then all of us are taking in some Springtime. We took the boat from the loch, a comedy Norwegian rowing boat, borrowed an inflatable canoe, dropped them both in at Kincraig and paddled home along the Spey. Never have 2 such unsuitable vessels taken to the river but we covered the 4 miles with only one near death / drowning experience and sploshed and squelched our way back across the fields to the house.