Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas snow

We have snow from 14 to 20 inches deep on the hill and minus 5 at the farm house today. The site is impossible for driving on and we are closed for gift vouchers due to the conditions. Worst snow and frost for a very long time.
The first picture shows a frozen solid mouse I found on my walk this morning, it was stuck in a footprint from yesterday. Spare a thought for the wildlife in these conditions!!!
Second pic gives you a view of my black labrador Wren in Pitmedden Forest, which is stunningly beautiful at the moment, and shows just how much snow we have here.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Snow and Frost.

Conditions on site are severe and we have now been closed for gift vouchers for ten days since the snow arrived. The site is impossible and the access road very difficult.
A few Club members have been on the hill but with the water frozen solid and hard frost under the snow driving has been very limited.
If you have a voucher and are booked in for this week please call us to rearrange.
Happy New Year when it comes, another decade!!!!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

White Christmas!!!!!

Conditions are impossible at the moment, five inches of snow on frozen ground!!! The second picture shows how difficult it is on even the smallest slope as this is as far as I got on my annual Christmas tree hunt.
First pic is of the view looking north from the top of Biens Law
and shows the big pond, now called Loch Tarkie!! The ice on the pond must be about six inches thick and if you look carefully you can see Roe Deer tracks crossing it.
A very Merry Christmas to everyone, ho ho ho Walter

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Sunday 13th December

Thanks to everyone for a great day last Sunday. Particularily to Bob and Andy for looking after their respective Clubs on site. Conditions were very slippery on frozen ground and a lot of ice in the water but we had lots of smiling faces all day!
I hear there was an accident on the road in Gateside village afterwards? I hope nobody was injured and no vehicles to badly damaged?
2 pictures of views; East to Loch Leven and South to the Howe of Fife

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Man the lifeboats!!

The blue submarine in the big pond!!!
And NO snorkel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, November 30, 2009

SLROC Sunday 29th Nov

We had about twenty vehicles on site last Sunday with our Club and the visiting Scottish Land Rover Owners Club. Ground conditions were fantastic with lots of sliding around in the mud.
Videos are on you tube if you enter as your search "Glentarkie"
The water around the big pond is seriously deep, at least two feet above normal level after all the rain. Take care!!
The clubhouse area has now been moved around to suit us better now that we have sold the land adjacent to the parking area. Please excuse us for the current mess but this will all be clared and a new surface put in before christmas.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

November Club Safari

We had a very good safari today with lots of members. The ground conditions made it really difficult but very interesting!
Thanks to everyone, I had a great time especially watching the big descent in the wood and all the winching after it. More photos on the website shortly.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Rain, rain and more rain!!!!!

The water is very deep at the moment, it just about caught me out!!!!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Scottish Ambulance Service started a training program today on our site for their new resourse vehicle and also Land Rover driving. They will be good fun to watch and the new vehicle is very capable.
Plenty of rain at last and the Scottish Mud Club who are coming this Saturday 7th will have lots of fun and the water is VERY deep.
I lost a hedge bill blade on site doing the bushes last week, please just leave it in reception if you find it. Hopefully not finding it through your tyre!!!!!!!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Visiting Clubs

Two more clubs have decided to visit our site this Autumn, on Sat 7th Nov the Scottish Mud Club is coming and on Sunday 29th Nov Ross is bringing the Scottish Land Rover Owners Club along.
Lots of rain in the past 24 hours and the site is very slippery again. I taught a very able lady teacher on saturday morning for her 40 th birthday surprise and she had a great time sliding the vehicle around all over the place. Her next activity was a flying lesson!!
Now that the crops are all cleared from the fields we are seeing a lot more deer on the site again, they can hide easily in amoungst the trees and bushes and are not too scared of the Land Rover, we are getting really close to them now. The photo is of our resident ducks on the Land Rover roof!!!!!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Hello everyone. This is my first proper blog. The big news this week is that we have put up our prices (after 8 years!!) The club membership, however, stays the same at £150 as does the full day adventure at £300. We believe we still offer fantastic value for money!!

Other news is the white Land Rover had to have major welding done to the front suspension, caused by using too many rough descents. It also had the engine management relays replaced as they had been damaged by water over the years and were causing starting problems. Many thanks to Mike Aitken and his team yet again!!

The next event is the Club Safari at 1pm on Sunday 22nd November. Hope to see as many of you as possible then but I will be back blogging before then...watch this space...