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Fallen trees - holiday at home

Damon & Renate's Holiday Cottages: Fallen trees - holiday at home

Damon & Renate's Holiday Cottages

Beautiful stone cottages near Oban and on the Isle of Mull

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Location: Taynuilt, Argyll, United Kingdom

Monday, 26 July 2010

Fallen trees - holiday at home

Tonights activity was: chopping up a tree.  This pine tree fell across the track round the gardens today, and as it was quite rotten it was relatively straight forward to cut up.  I made Damon stand and pose by it at the end as his trophy!

Highland Games in Taynuilt were great last week.  However, just as Damon and I were going down Damon had a call out for the mountain rescue.  So he hijacked several people making burgers and pancakes and the minibus and took off up Cruachan.  Fortunately they located the guy quickly and carried him back down on a stretcher with a broken leg. The Taynuilt young ladies team didn't retain the tug of war title, it went to the 'Taynuilt ladies' instead.  Anja managed to climb to the top of the greasy pole for the first time.
We're having a holiday at home this week.  Normally our friends Suzanne and Andy stay at our house this week and we go off to Tiree or Mull, but they're in the throws of moving.  So we went to Kilmartin today as it was a 'dreich' day.  Climbed up Dunadd and explained to the kids about it having been the centre of Dalraida and the Scotti.  This is where the kings were crowned by standing their feet in the rock that has a footprint cut out.

Yesterday we were sailing in Loch Etive with our new dinghy, a Wayfarer. We needed to capsize it to see how waterproof the hatches were and gauge the difficulty of righting it.  Well, it needed 2 people to pull on the keel to get it back up.

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