On Sunday the Ranger Service team times two-headed to the Uisken Games, a fun pack afternoon at, you have guessed it, Uisken, aimed at raising funds for the RNLI by the Ross of Mull and Iona Branch of the RNLI fundraisers and the campers at Uisken Beach.
We ploughed through some heavy showers which seemed to get heavier and heavier as we got nearer to Bunessan and even drove through flooded roads but when we got to Uisken Beach the sun was shinning, Huge sighs of relief!
We set up our tent with our activities, Rachel had been rock-pooling and found some wee ‘sea critters’ as she called them and shared her wide knowledge of them with a enthralled audience. We also had a wee fishing session using a toy fishing set for Nemo and his pals. Other activities included beach bingo- looking for specific shells and shore items and returning with them to get a prize and we had a rotten quiz sheet, guessing how long many of the items tagged as marine litter take to decompose – please note that glass takes about 1 million years and plastic juice bottles about 500 years to decompose.
We also brought with us a load of logs donated by Forestry Commission Scotland to be auctioned. They raised £50 for the RNLI.
Delivering the winner their logs is always a good way of getting to corners on Mull you have never been to, mind you not sure I want to go back where we were as it involved getting half way back up the hill having emptied the trailer, the van stalled, we took the trailer off, pushed the van up the rest as the gravel was loose and we had no traction and then pushed and towed the empty trailer until everything was on the flat again.
Eventually getting home, that night I slept like a log!!
Fun in the Sun at Calgary Art in Nature followed on Monday. We had a great turn out with a lovely mix of ages and visitors and locals, with new friends being made. Environmental games and activities filled the morning and hopefully the youngsters went home having had a fun morning, having learned something new and were exhausted!!
Fun in the Sun