Kilberry Scarecrow Festival

We took a drive along the Kilberry Road for the scarecrow festival.
As always there was quite a good mix, including a brilliant Tim Peake/Rocket man David Bowie!
Marvel Superhero’s with an epic battle between Batman and Spiderman!
We found Donald Trump, Trumping and Jack Sparrow chillin’ on the hill.

A few had been battered from the strong wind the night before but most had survived.
The scarecrow festival happens every year and is organised by the Ormsary District Social Club.
Today (Easter Monday) at the hall they are having an Easter event with an Easter Egg trail for the children while serving tea, coffee and homebaking before they announce the winning scarecrow.

I wouldn’t want to be the judge there are so many great ‘crows along the road!

Apologies for those I didn’t manage to photograph, I know there were a few more but I didn’t get the chance to stop off at all of them.

Thanks to everyone that takes part, I look forward to them every year.

Here’s hoping we see even more next year!

 

Kung Fu Panda 3 And Dad’s Army

Kung Fu Panda 3

The Screen Machine is coming back to Tarbert on the 12 April 2016!
When Po’s long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters.

But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do the impossible-learn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas.

Living large and loving life, Po (Jack Black) realizes that he has a lot to learn if he’s going to fulfill the next challenge from his beloved instructor (Dustin Hoffman).
After reuniting with his long-lost father (Bryan Cranston), Po must transition from student to teacher and train a group of fun-loving, clumsy pandas to become martial-arts fighters.
Together, the kung-fu brethren unite to take on the evil Kai (J.K. Simmons), a supernatural warrior who becomes stronger with each battle.

Check out some of the reviews online! If you loved the others in the series this one is said to be the best Kung Fu Panda film yet!

 

Also Showing is the new Dad’s Army film.

Dad’s Army is a 2016 British war comedy film, based on the BBC television sitcom Dad’s Army. Directed by Oliver Parker, set in 1944, after the events depicted in the television series.
The story sees Catherine Zeta-Jones play a glamorous journalist, who is sent to report on the Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard platoon.
This is all before MI5 discovers that there is a German spy, hiding in the fictional British town.

While looking on youtube for the trailers I found this great little film by Armin Grewe giving you a virtual tour of the Screen Machine when it visited Islay.

A Brilliant Aurora App!

Iceland
Image By Moyan Bren, Iceland

I follow various Aurora groups and pages on facebook, so this is just a quick post to share this brilliant App with you.
I found it in the AUK-Aurora UK Group.
But the actual APP is from The Glendale Isle Of Skye Website.

It is totally free to download and quick and easy to embed into your website

The Glendale Skye Aurora Alerts App is the UK’s only 100% accurate aurora alert app that has been designed by an aurora-hunter for aurora-hunters.

You won’t find the unreliable Kp or ovation model data anywhere on this app.
 It is powered entirely by the most accurate data feeds that are used by expert aurora-hunters in the UK.
Totally free of charge.
Optimised to work in remote areas where mobile signal is extremely weak.
It will run quite happily over 2G in remote parts of Scotland.
Minimal bandwidth usage.
Minimal space on your phone.
To reduce data usage, all graphs are load-on-demand and only refresh while you are using them.
Also, works in Chrome Browser on any Desktop PC or Laptop.

Read more and get the APP Here


I have added the APP to this site on the top right hand corner.
Brilliant, thank you Glendale Isle Of Skye, great widget!

Fyne Diving!

Come On In The Water Is Lovely!

Did you know you can explore the beautiful clear waters surrounding Kintyre with Fyne Diving?

Make your break even more memorable with Loch Fyne Dive Charters 
With stunning and unspoilt dive sites suitable for all interests and experience levels.
Their sites include pinnacles, drift dives, wrecks and reefs, in a range of depths from ~10m to 50m+
There is abundant marine life, giving plenty of scope for keen underwater photographers.
Take a look at some of the visitor photos here!
The sheltered waters of Loch Fyne mean there are usually good diving conditions and visitor all year round including, Seals, Dolphins and Basking Sharks
Read More Here…

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The Big Blue has specially designed seating provides plenty of space for the storage of cylinders and personal equipment as well as having space to seat all 12 divers.
There is stern gate giving a simple step into the water and a dive lift, also at the stern, gives an easy way to return to the boat after your dive.
 There is also a toilet for added comfort.
For more info, take a look at this fantastic video

As well as the wildlife there are also chances to view some of the old wrecks that rest on the sea beds, the team have extensive knowledge of the locations and what you are likely to see. All the info you could need is on their website, you can follow them on Facebook too.

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