Sunday, 8 April 2007

Leacainn Forest Drive by Toby

On Thursday April 5th we went to Auchindrain Open Air Museum to see a new scenic drive being opened. It was opened by Alison Hay, our councillor by cutting a green ribbon around a signpost. The weather was grey, but nice and warm. There were about 50 people there. Before the opening Auchindrain had provided us with a free lunch for us all to eat, it was very scrummy. Freya fainted during the talk (editors note: - but she is fine now!) so when it started she had to be taken home so Mum didn’t see it. We started off from Crawford’s farm. The road was very sandy and we went with John in his car. The track had some really good views on it and it was made so the log lorries don’t have to go on the main roads. The first stop we had was a viewpoint, you could see for miles. There was a convoy of vehicles. Then we set off again. The hill went up and down. There were lots of sand quarries. We got to the next stop, that was a bird hide but we were too noisy so the birds got scared and flew away. I had a camera and a pair of binoculars. We got back in the car and drove on to the deer trail. We didn’t get out here because it was too cold and Dad was on the phone so we stayed in and then we drove home along the side of loch Awe. I would recommend it if you have enough time. It is 12 ½ miles long.

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