Monthly Archives: August 2013

Pollok Family Fun Day

Every year in Pollok park, there’s a fun day.  A bit like a gala day.  Bands stalls, police dog displays etc.  This year’s was today, and we wandered over to have a look.  Lots to see and do, and venison burgers! Tasty.

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Woman in Edwardian costume

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Me in the grounds of Pollok House

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Karen in the grounds of Pollok House

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Some of the stalls and rides

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Old fashioned organ

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So much for the camping idea!

In a couple of weeks, my wife is going to be doing a two day sign language course, on a Saturday and Sunday.

I had a plan to walk the first leg of the West Highland Way, from Milngavie to Drymen, camp overnight, and get the bus back to Glasgow the next day.

The walk would have taken about 5 hours, there’s a campsite in Dymen, which sounds like it’s really really basic, but which would have been ok for one night.  There’s a couple of really nice pubs in Drymen, so food and a few beers with a good book, would have been a relaxing evening before bedding down for the night.  The next day would have been simply a case of breaking camp, jumping on a bus back to Glasgow, and home.

Simple you might think, EXCEPT, on a Sunday, only one bus passes through Drymen, en route to Glasgow, and that’s at 7.00pm!  Seriously, if I’m up at 7 or 8.00am I’m NOT hanging around a small (albeit extremely picturesque) village for 12 hours, especially when it would only take 5 to walk back.  

Ah well, back to the drawing board.  I suppose I could go a run on the bike.

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