18-07-09 Gala Day 2009
The weather was disappointingly wet for this year's Gala Day today but that didn't dampen the spirits of everyone who turned out to make it a very enjoyable event.

Many of the stalls were moved indoors to protect them from the weather, such as the face painting, home baking and teas. The larger events continued outdoors, braving the conditions between showers, whilst the beer tent provided welcome shelter and refreshment during the downpours.

An interesting falconry display gave people a chance to get incredibly close to a barn owl, gyr falcon, bald eagle, Chilean blue eagle, and eagle owl.

The padded Sumo suits were a very popular activity, with smaller suits available for youngsters. The raffle and crowning of the Gala Queen took place indoors.

Here's a selection of photos taken during the afternoon, before my camera succumbed to the wet and shutdown:
[Kinlochbervie Gala Day 2009]
Giant inflatables were firm favourites...
[Kinlochbervie Gala Day 2009]
Many of us got to hold this beautiful Barn Owl...
[Kinlochbervie Gala Day 2009]
The falconry demonstration also included this
Chilean Blue Eagle, and Eagle Owl and a Bald Eagle...
[Kinlochbervie Gala Day 2009]
Hardy souls braved the weather, kept warm with
food from the BBQ and drink from the bar...
[Kinlochbervie Gala Day 2009]
How did you do in the Bungee Run?...
[Kinlochbervie Gala Day 2009]
Padded Sumo suits were another popular attraction..
[Kinlochbervie Gala Day 2009]
There were junior Sumos suits for the youngsters...
[Kinlochbervie Gala Day 2009]
Kinlochbervie Truck Fest...
[Kinlochbervie Gala Day 2009]
The ponies kept going despite the wet weather...

If anyone has any photos they'd like to add please email them to us via the comment link below. We'd particularly like a photo of the crowning of the Gala Queen.

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