We should have been at the unique Here We Are centre’s Open Day, stating at midday today – but some residual care for public health said ‘Don’t’.
Dashing up the A83, still inwardly debating the issue, a bout of coughing in the car park sealed the deal.
The photograph we took of the signboard at the entrance to the path through to the Centre, between the Loch Fyne Oyster Bar and the Tree Shop at the head of Loch Fyne, tells of some of the things we’ve missed – with the Aquarium filled with species found in Loch Fyne a much anticipated pleasure, now unfulfilled.
Inside the centre, just ahead, the meeting could be seem dimply through the glass, gathering to begin with the talk on the history of Here We Are at Cairndow. It looked packed and the car park was busy. After the talk was to be a soup and sandwich lunch and then a choice of tours to the Aquarium, the chipping plant, the hydro electric scheme and Glen Fyne.
All we could manage was a frustrated thump on the steering wheel on the turn out of the complex back on to the A83.
But we promise we’ll get and publish information on how the day went. This place is inspirational in so many ways for communities anywhere.