Loch Awe Hotel
Off in the bus again foran editing ride. They stopped at Ford for lunch. Weather very pleasant. She felt lazy. They had a rather different lunch with fluffy rice pudding with jellying Gorgonzola cheese.
Change of tempo stopping in Oban. It was more alive after the serenity of the lochs in the Highlands. People strolling about, sailors. She had good fruit cake at a nice hotel for tea.
Visited Castle Dunuffinage ??
Viewed sheep moving along a narrow path high above the black River Awe.
St. Conan’s Church
Church of the Campbells – she notes that Mrs. McIntyre who showed them around was darling. (I can just hear my mother saying this)
She and Lib and Mrs. Duncan walked home – 1/4 mile. (Home being the Loch Awe Hotel) She saw a double rainbow on the walk home.
Dinner consisted of Scotch broth, fish, haggis, duckling, ice cream.
She went for a walk later and saw motorcycles, bicycles, walkers. The clouds were like pink lihjys in the sky at 10 o’clock.
Their journey took them through relatively industrial country and the Mersey River and Ship Canal. They stopped for gingerbread at Ormskirk. On to Southport, a pretty aside resort with fine hotels and interesting shops, a nice bathing pool and a good amusement park. Had a good lunch at the Prince of Wales Hotel She had a good thrill on the chutes but the roller coaster was tame. From there they went on to Lancaster for tea. Onward to the Grand Hotel. She and Lib and Mr. Lewis had very amusing and enlightening game of 18 holes of golf. They saw a sheep which disconcerted them for several shots.
At the end of their round of golf they had whisky which tasted good after their nearly freezing by 9 o’clock on the course. And a good cold supper at 10. Ate gingerbread with real ginger in it.
It was cloudy and rainy for them today. They started at 9:30 and rode through beautiful farm country. They saw old English, pigs, cows, horses, colts. They had lunch at The Raven in Shrewsbury.
The Raven Hotel (Google Images) (The Raven Hotel was demolished in the early 1960’s) )
While walking around Shrewsbury she got caught in the rain, which ruined her hat. She enjoyed talking with a Mrs. Duncan and Mr. Thomas – very amusing – about food.
They went on to Chester to the Queens Hotel. She walked around Chester and also visited the Cathedral, walked along theRows, and also walked the Walls.
In the evening she played bridge and Russian Bank.
Queen Hotel. Chester )Google Image)