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Area 22 - Glens and Bens

Area22 Rep | Published on 9/18/2022

On Monday 5 September 25 members of Area 22 met at the Holiday Inn, Dumfries for the start of the Glens and Bens Expedition to Scotland. Sprits were high the next day as the White Team and the Blue Team turned an eclectic mix of Aston Martins northwards through the forests of Galloway, crossing the Clyde at Gourock and onwards to Taychreggan on the west shore of Loch Awe, our home for the next three days. In that time we drove some of the finest roads Scotland has to offer through the Glens, and past the Bens, of Argyllshire. We looped to the north on the Road to the Isles and Mallaig, returning through Moidart, one of the forgotten parts of Scotland. We drove to the south as far as Tarbert, Loch Fyne, some returning on the Tarbert to Portavadie ferry which presented a challenge to front splitters.  As we returned in the late afternoon we learned of the passing of Her Majesty which had a sobering effect on the evenings proceedings. Our spirits were lifted by the haunting tones of Jamie Macgregor, as he marched in the setting sun along the shore of the Loch playing the bagpipes. All too soon the Expedition had come to an end and as we parted to find our own way home, all agreed that we had enjoyed 1500 miles of great driving, in great cars with great friends.. a success! Where are we going next year I was asked!!