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Bob's Run
Sun 12th Mar 2017 to Sun 12th Mar 2017
organised by Highland Scotland

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Bob’s Run – March 2017 

It was a lovely bright sunny morning when seven cars assembled at Rogie Falls near Contin. Unfortunately, Bob’s (and Shane’s) first steps were a bit ominous when they both managed to step into something that an irresponsible dog owner had not collected and put into the bins provided! Probably a good job that all the roofs were down then so hopefully the smell wouldn’t have been too bad in the leading car. However, Brian reported he could still smell it and he was in the fourth car on the road!  
We headed west on the A835 to Ullapool, and traffic was light before we turned left and onto the A832 to Gairloch. We had a quick stop to allow our drone to break free from its container and give us another flying demonstration. Bob had planned a few more stops on the way, but the weather was turning a bit inclement and we encountered a few showers. Needless to say, we pressed on with our roofs down before stopping at the same beach that we had our sand castle building competition last year. Bob supplied some snacks and drinks to keep us going until lunch. It was at this stop that possibly a new Hi-5 competition was born – How do you eat your Tunnocks Tea Cake? Frankie delicately picked off all the chocolate before scooping up the marshmallow onto her finger, Douglas also gracefully picked off the chocolate before turning Alpha male and putting all the marshmallow straight into his mouth. Emma was trying to work around to savour the biscuit last. Perhaps all trips should have Tunnocks Tea Cakes? 
Unfortunately as we approached Gairloch the rain got heavier and one motorist in front seemed to take great delight in the fact that the slower he went – the more we would get wet!  However, he was going that slowly that many fingers reached for the "magic button", whereas our soft top friends had to wait until we got into the car park before getting their roofs back up. 
We all had a lovely lunch at the Steading Bistro – where the award for "Best Eatery 2016" was on proud display. It was also very interesting to watch the change in a teenager when chocolate cake is mentioned. This 13-year-old almost became sociable after eating a slice – rather than his normal grunts and nods. 
After lunch and we headed off and as the rain had stopped the roofs were down once again. Very quickly Bobby took us off to the harbour at Gairloch and once we were all out our cars he headed off down the pier obviously on a mission. However, he was soon heading back announcing ‘there were no boats in the water’. This was a bit of a conundrum as we could all see that there were indeed boats in the water, but to keep the peace we all agreed that there were no boats in the water. 
We then headed back east, and soon the weather improved greatly and it was very pleasant driving along with the roofs down. All too soon we stopped near Tore to say our goodbyes until next time. Bobby and Shane announced that they would probably have to stop off and get something to clean the carpets as they were still a bit smelly! 
A great day had by all thanks to Bobby for the great choice of roads and for the snacks. 

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13th Mar 2017 19:37 :: Charles & Ben
Run report now posted.

14th Mar 2017 10:47 :: Debbie
Now the mysteries !! Of how to eat Tea cakes and no boats in the water are ;0)

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