Sunday morning was HARD!!
But, given the amount of alcohol that we had consumed, I think I got off fairly lightly on the hangover front!
Mrs C kindly offered to buy breakfast, so we headed just along the road to “The Dancing Midge” cafe (which used to be MY off-license (liquor) shop
back in the day!)
The weather seemed to know that our weekend gathering was drawing to a conclusion, because the skies were getting grey now, with just the odd glint of
sunlight peeking through and sparkling on the waves in front of the cafe.
Breakfast was superb! I thoroughly enjoyed it, and then we wandered off for a short walk and sheltered in one of the brick shelters built for that
very purpose! (Sheltering!!)
I found a poster in the shelter which read “Are You Housebound? Then Phone This Number for advice and......” ???? If you’re Housebound then how
do you get to the Shelter to read the poster???
Our thoughts quickly turned to heading home, and a quick check of everyone’s departure times confirmed that Jane had to be at the Train station in
Glasgow first, then a couple of hours later the rest of the troops would be leaving from Glasgow airport.
So, we trotted off to catch the ferry back to the mainland, and said goodbye to the “Mysterious Island”.
We had a bit of a laugh on the Ferry, sitting beside a guy who was having “one last beer” before hitting the mainland again!
Then we shared a big hug, and headed off to drop Jane at the station in Glasgow.
After a very quick fly-past drop-off of Jane in Glasgow, we headed out to the Kelvingrove Art gallery to show Cody the fine wood work that surrounds
the entrance way.
The last port of call before the airport was Glasgow’s Riverside Transport Museum to see the Tall ship (which I mistakenly thought was the Carrick,
it is in fact The Glen Lee!). A few quick photos, and then we had to go to the airport to say goodbye.
I can honestly say that I had a wonderful time throughout, and that the company I enjoyed was first class. The generosity of spirit and material gifts
was just amazing, and I cannot thank my fellow shed-dwellers and gatherers enough for making my weekend so special!
I remembered to thank Chrissie and the Boys too, for letting me go to the Gathering in the first place, and they LOVED the gifts that they received