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Menosukhi Moments - Ambassadogorial Activities

Last Monday, you saw that our dear Blogville Boffin, Bertie, and his Gail paid a visit to the YAMster's hutch. Sadly the Saturday, the only full day we had together, was true to form on the weather front. Wall to wall grey and that too with a glare which made photography something of a night-squirrel. That said, we certainly made the best of a poor lot. In case you missed Bertie's own post on the outing, click here!

There was one little stop which we made between the beach and Rothesay - a great lookout point. Bertie decided it was a good photo-op in support of his application for Ambassadog of Scotland.

He asked Gail to accompany him up the steps to ascertain the suitability of the walk over the island hills. They reappeared in 87 hours seconds having determined it was altogether much too steep and slippery for the likes of YAMsters or maybe even WFTs!

After we departed Bute (once more by the ferry dear friends), we came back to Dunoon via a different route. It brought us along Lochs Riddon and Fyne, then down the side of Loch Eck (The shortened version of the gaelic 'eachaig' being official for this body of water.)

It is a mighty bonny spot, even in the worst of weather.

Another photo-op. The YAMarazzi was having a ball* buzz even if not managing to get that one, brilliant, glory shot.

Sunday morning dawned bright and sunny - yup, you read that correctly! It was imperative that we make the most of it, so after brekky, drove up behind the town to Bishop's Glen. It's a delightful spot. That VisitScotland linky could be improved with a photograph - pawhaps of our Ambassdogorial Candidate???

As you see, Bertie did not miss the chance to display his agility skills! Neither did he pass up on the meet and greet along the way. After the Glen, we took a wee drive South of the town, once again enjoying the waterside and many other peeps and paws...

I do believe Bertie was really getting into the swing of the potential of Ambassadogorialship. I think you will agree, his credentials are strong! VisitScotland must surely see the potential!!!

Anyway, it was back to the hutch then, for leek'n'tattie soup with toasted cheese rolls and just a wee linger in the sunpuddles... and around came the farewells all too soon.  I do hope that Bertie and Gail will visit again - there is sooooo, much more to see and do!!!

The remainder of shots worth the sharing will be here next week on the Me-Now-Views post.

*note to self; don't mention balls in presence of canines...


  1. he would make the perfect ambassador - he is all things Scottish :)

  2. He would be the BEST ambassador!

  3. More great photos. The one of Bertie on the wall is my particular favourite. We had SUCH a lovely visit and will be back for sure.
    Gail (and Bertie).
    PS On Saturday, Fiona told me she's seen Bertie's post about his visit, and that the Rothesay public conveniences got a mention in her PhD thesis (about the history and evolution of guide books)!

    1. Hari OM
      My word... but then again, am not surprised, for virtually every guide for Bute has them at top of list!!! Yxx

  4. Alway good to spend time with friends.

  5. I loooove the photo of Bertie on the wall. It is the best one of all I think.

    Brom from Norway (but on holiday in the Netherlands)

  6. oh I so agree Bertie is the bestest for that ambassodog pawsition and I agree agree there is so much to discover and I hope you will be on tour again soon :o)

  7. What a wonderful visit. Being a dog lover, I just love both the dogs. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

  8. How lucky you are to live in such a beautiful place! Bertie definitely has my vote for ambassadog!

  9. Bertie does show himself off well and would make a wonderful Ambassadog. I think he has till April 6th to get his application in. Scotland looks so wonderful.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  10. We just love how Bertie compliments Scotland's landscapes!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo


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