Martin reminisces about the EMC drowning incident - Alison C
15th to 17th November 2007 - Weem (Dinner Meet)
Weem was the location for this year's dinner meet. With not too far to drive,
most folk managed to make an early start in the bar. There were shades of Morecambe and Wise
when Harry and Bill were offered a double bed in their guest house and Harry
thought I was joking when I said that I had arranged for him to sleep with the President!
Apart from this small glitch, most people were pleased with the accommodation, although John and Agnes
didn't seem too happy with the wee cupboard that I had arranged for them. Never mind, we had the
added benefit of being able to gate crash the Ploughman's Celidh. There was some suspicion
that this was simply a ruse to make us buy numerous raffle tickets that didn't make their way into the final dip.
On Saturday, the weather forecast wasn't great and with an important football match due to start
at 5pm most people were keen to have a short day on the hills. Various hills in Glen Lyon and around Loch Tay
were climbed enabling a quick exit to the local pub where there was a tremendous atmosphere until 30 seconds into the match.
Hopes were raised again when the equalising goal was in the bag and there was a resounding chorus of "We're gonna deep fry your pizzas" -
sadly 30 seconds before the end it was clear that the pizzas were not going to get deep fried.
The weather wasn't much better on Sunday and most people went home. Ron, Ewan, Alison C,
David, Kenny, Martin and Penny climbed Shiehallion in ghostly mist and a fair bit of snow.
On the way up we passed a very tame red legged partridge - thanks to Ron for the bird identification.
Any idea why you would take endless shots of a teddy bear on the summit? We couldn't work it out either.