Adventures of the Early Ooters

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Arrangements for Wed 21st Nov

Meet in the car park on the left as you approach Dalmellington at 10.00.a.m. The walk will be as for the  14 th Nov.

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Change of walk due to very poor forecast.

Meet at Rex's place about 10.00.am. for coffee. Help Rex set up the pool table then go for a shortened walk . Return to Rex's place to consume your packed lunch followed by a game or two of pool . Beer etc can be purchased locally .

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Arrangements for 14 November

The lost villages (Benwhat, Lethanhill, Burnfoothill)
Meet at the entrance to Chalmerston opencast, (just shy of Dalmellington), at 10a.m. This is a four and a half hour walk.

Glasgow Murals, Winter Gardens, People's Palace 7 November


Alan, Allan, Davie C, Dougie, Gus, Ian, Jim, Jimmy, Johnny, Kenny R, Kenny T, Paul, Peter, Rex

The forecast had been for rain and it was raining as we headed for our assembly point at the Counting House in George Square. By half past ten we had had our coffee, and with the rain now off (it was to remain off for the rest of the day), we set off on our walk. Peter however was going to do something different. His intention was to go to the Art Gallery to see the WW1 exhibition and then go for a curry, so we said ‘cheerio’ and we headed down towards Mitchell Street to see the first of the murals. Heading down to Clyde Street we made our way along the riverside path and past the Clutha, taking time to try to identify the characters on the mural there, before entering Glasgow Green and walking up to the Winter Gardens. The original intention of the walk had been to have a last look at the Gardens before they close at the end of the year for renovation (hopefully!). Moving in to the People’s Palace, the time passed quickly as we reacquainted ourselves with the exhibits, and before we knew it, it was time to head up to the Drygate Brewery for lunch. Kenny R took his leave of us as at this point as he had to be back home for childminding.
The Brewery was reached in no time and we enjoyed some fine food and craft beers before we left about quarter to three. Taking in some more murals on the way back in to the city, some made their way to the bus station whilst others headed for the train.
An excellent day out!
Images of the murals are available online by searching 'Glasgow Murals'.
Today’s hero was Jim, who manged to get himself photographed outside the Celtic shop, although he did refrain from going in to the Hoops Bar.

Today’s trivia answers:
Noddy’s girlfriend was Tessie Bear. (The mind boggles at where our conversations lead).
‘Dirty Old Town’ was written by Ewan MacColl about Salford and was made famous by the Dubliners. It has been recorded by a whole host of artists, including Roger Whittaker. Well done, Davie!