ANOTHER WEE TRIP, NORTH OF THE BORDER
A motley crew the Cornish Club, we like our trips away
This year to Scotland once again, at Elgin we would stay
Our flight delayed we started late to Delfur our first call
The stockman, new, gave a guided tour, their cattle admired by all
The steep terrain, spectacular, then beside the river Spey
Returning back for a BBQ , most welcome at the end of our day .
Day 2 took us to Auchorachan, Michael Durno’s herd to see
Impressive cows, young stock and bulls in fields steep enough for Skis !
The views were quite spectacular as to Glenlivet distillery we sped..
Well ...trundled ! to try some famous Whiskey after we’d been kindly fed.
Next ,off to the Islavale herd , where we were welcomed with a’ Wee Dram’!
Treated to fields of wonderful cattle , then BBQ with the kind Stronach clan
After great food and a fine ‘get together’ we observed a spectacular sight
A beautiful double Rainbow filled the sky as the day turned into night.
On the third day we rocked up at Corskie, to be met by the family, Green.
More whiskey at 10 in the morning ! set us up for the sights to be seen.
Corskie is such a huge enterprise, trucks, cattle , pigs, sheep and much corn
Large fields our whole farms would fit in ! super cattle so admired, that fine morn .
After lunch so kindly provided we set off once again on the bus
To Danny Leslie and the first of his cattle up a steep hill that scared one of us !
Then on to the main bunch of cattle ,some of which were up for sale soon
As he plans to take things a bit easier. We saw grand animals that afternoon
Unbelievable hospitality followed , a feast served up on the lawn
With tables marked ‘Warleggan’ and ‘Poldark’, to make us Cornish feel at home !
Day 4 we had ‘culture’ with a Castle on our way to the airport to leave
With fond memories of wonderful cattle and amazing hospitality received
Apart from ‘Chaos in the Kitchen’ at Brewers Fair for those early to rise
When a full blown ‘fried bacon fracas’ broke out much to our surprise
Much waiting..wrong orders..cold porridge..stressed staff , fuelled customer’s fears
An irate man complained “there’s no bacon” !! with more language unfit for most ears!
So to calm the hot tempered objector, one of our group intervened
Result..! A coffee stained ex Chief Inspector with a jumper needing to be cleaned !!!
We’ll reflect with a bit of a giggle ,it all adds to the fun that we had
Thank you Scotland ,your country is stunning ,to leave we were all a bit sad.
Penny Lally 2016