06-11-05 Bonfire Night Update
[Bonfire Night]Friday night's bonfire celebrations and fireworks were a great success. The evening began with a procession of the local children carrying lanterns they'd made the previous week, led by a piper.

The bonfire was then lit and the fireworks began.

I think everyone there was pleased by both the quantity and excellent quality of the fireworks which went on for at least half an hour. There were plenty of rockets and mortars, no damp squibs, and hotdogs and burgers were selling fast back at the pavillion.

All in all a very enjoyable night and congratulations and thanks are due to everyone involved.
[Bonfire Night]

There are lots of visiting vessels in the waters around Kintyre and the Hebrides at the moment as an international joint forces exercise is underway. Perhaps one of the largest ships we've seen in a while was standing off Peninver yesterday whilst assault craft practised landings in Campbeltown Loch.

I've no idea of the name or nationality of this ship but it was certainly an impressive sight. Seen from astern it is clearly an aircraft carrier of some type.

Meanwhile the previous weekend the players of the current football team got together with players from an 80s team for a friendly match up at the Wellpark. According to Rooster the new team took the lead but the old boys came back from behind to win 4-1. Unfortunately I wasn't able to get up there to take any pictures.
[Aircraft Carrier off Peninver]

[Goat Note: Having trawled the MOD website I'm pretty sure the carrier off Peninver was HMS Ocean.]

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