Travel Blogs from Oban, United Kingdom

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Island Exploring, Kerrera, United Kingdom travel blog

Island Exploring

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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What is this glowing orb up in the sky which giveth heat to the skin?  What a strange abnormality waking to blue sky and sunshine! Day 2 staying in the same place, we had to furiously fight against the urge to just lay around and snooze all day ...

Slainte Mhor!, Oban, United Kingdom travel blog

Slainte Mhor!

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... .  So we have 2 days to spend in Oban, and first stop is the distillery.  A must for Scotland.  Oban Scotch Whiskey was a brand which Brian knew about from Canada.  A very informative tour with several tastings (including one of 53% ...

Oban, Oban, United Kingdom travel blog

Oban

A travel blog entry by meganandkevin

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... here. Pouring rain all day. We made it late afternoon and it was still raining so we decided to your the Oban distillery. A neat little operation with international recognition but only 7 employees total. Free samples at the end of course. After that ...

Elaine's arrival, Oban, United Kingdom travel blog

Elaine's arrival

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10

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... 's are a lovely couple. They are generous to a fault and one kind offer that Fran made was to run us in to Tesco in Oban to enable us to replenish the boat's stocks, so after coffee in the local restaurant / bar, the lovely-named 'Wide Mouthed Frog' we ...

Stewart Island, Oban, New Zealand travel blog

Stewart Island

A travel blog entry by tubtub

Arrived on Stewart Island today. The 3rd largest island of New Zealand. theres only one town here... its more a village. Hasnt really got much. A shop, a bad pub, a info centre and a harbour and airstrip. Just did some walks that are around adn about ...

Travel To Oban, Oban, United Kingdom travel blog

Travel To Oban

A travel blog entry by azcelt

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... we experienced when we attended a Celtic-Ranger match a couple of decades ago in Glasgow around hogmanay. Cheers dicanio10 Dunfermline, United Kingdom Posted on: 4:31 pm, February 19, 2009 Save Save It reminds me of the atmosphere we experienced when ...

Oban, Oban, United Kingdom travel blog

Oban

A travel blog entry by kas19

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... walk to the castle also took us to another sea stack, this time on land, as far in the past the ocean was much higher around Oban. Our walk also took us very close to a sheep pasture; they are so cute. My personal favorite are the ones with the black ...

Scotland Tour, Oban, United Kingdom travel blog

Scotland Tour

A travel blog entry by meganfisher

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... somewhere up north. I think I have to add one of them on my list of things to do! We stopped for the night in a little town called Oban. It is so tiny. For dinner, we tried the local fish and chips shop. It was cheap, and you got a whole fish! That night, ...

Oban day 1, Oban, United Kingdom travel blog

Oban day 1

A travel blog entry by barry.mcdonald.

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... in the blustery rain and then back to a warm house to plan the Southern England stage. Nice to be indoors.   A tour of the Oban distillery, I now know a lot about a simple process. I will say at the rate whiskey is made peat is going to run out. The ...

Stewart Island, Oban, New Zealand travel blog

Stewart Island

A travel blog entry by shewtp

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... as possible. Fortunately, the weather was good so we were able to see lots of the island. We also got to know the bar staff at the local pub in Oban quite well. However, we didn't see any kiwis - 20,000 of them on the island and not even a whiff of ...

Edinburgh to Inverary, Kilchurn Castle, and Oban., Oban, United Kingdom travel blog

Edinburgh to Inverary, Kilchurn Castle, and Oban.

A travel blog entry by jewels1864

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... drive: the Scots originally came from Ireland in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th centuries and brought the Gaelic language with them. They then united with the Picts around 843 AD. The Vikings came in the 800s as well mostly to plunder, raid, and steal...not nice ...

We're driving up to Oban,Oban,Oban.We're driving.., Oban, United Kingdom travel blog

We're driving up to Oban,Oban,Oban.We're driving..

A travel blog entry by barry.mcdonald.

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... with a French Malbec. Then a walk home up Jacob's Ladder, 140 steps, and a stroll along the streets at dusk. The map tells me we are less than 100 metres from the Oban whiskey distillery ... destiny awaits. We are home for three nights in our own ...

To Loch Tarbert, Oban, United Kingdom travel blog

To Loch Tarbert

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10

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As it happens, I woke at 03:30 and so we were off in good time ie. with engine started and sails up and on our way by 04:00. It was cold and breezy (so what's new??) but we were treated to a glorious sunrise and speeds over the ground of 11 knots at ...

To Iona from Oban, Oban, United Kingdom travel blog

To Iona from Oban

A travel blog entry by barry.mcdonald.

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Traveling requires choices constantly. So today we leapt from a welcome long sleep in this spacious place of our own ... washing drying ... a lounge ... no-one else to refer to. We leapt and went to the Caledonian ferry to Mull and Iona. The ferries are ...

Walking around Stewart Island, Oban, New Zealand travel blog

Walking around Stewart Island

A travel blog entry by dmp3380

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High in the Highlands, Oban, United Kingdom travel blog

High in the Highlands

A travel blog entry by efrohoff

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... booked for the rest of the day. We reluctantly ascend to the tasting room, to sample their scotch minus a tour. We try their Oban Reserve Scotch, something that is not exported to the States and it's good, though not good enough to purchase. The shops ...

Great Sailing, Oban, United Kingdom travel blog

Great Sailing

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10

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... advantage as we planned to sail back down the Sound of Mull and then travel southwards past the island of Kerrera which shelters Oban and back to the lovely anchorage at Puilladobhrain. This would be about a 30 mile sail and all downwind so quite ...

En route to Oban, Oban, United Kingdom travel blog

En route to Oban

A travel blog entry by jenandeuan

... room of the lovely Linnhe View b&b. why so early you may ask? We are on the 8:45 sailing, leaving Craignure and heading for Oban. From there we will head south to the top of Kintyre, hopefully getting there before it gets too wet. Still sunny just now ...

Goodbye Elaine, hello Duncan, Oban, United Kingdom travel blog

Goodbye Elaine, hello Duncan

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10

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... the arrival of our next guest, Duncan Fraser, who was due to arrive soon after 2 that afternoon. Fran Hinchliffe very kindly drove us in to Oban for our shopping run and we were back on the boat by 13:00 or so. However, the boat was not in a fit state to ...

Back to Puilladobhrain, Oban, United Kingdom travel blog

Back to Puilladobhrain

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10

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Our optimism was well founded and we woke to a bright, sunny morning with virtually no wind, so that we knew that we could realise our ambition and continue with the circumnavigation of Mull. Some people circumnavigate the globe, we do Mull....   ...

Ulva Island, Oban, New Zealand travel blog

Ulva Island

A travel blog entry by tubtub

Visited an island sanctuary today. Its called Ulva island and it is toatly free of predators to the native endangerd birds so there is loads of natural wildlife there. Its loactaed in a bay of Stewart Island so just got an aquataxi across to it for a ...

Lakes of Glass, Highlands and Islands, Oban, United Kingdom travel blog

Lakes of Glass

A travel blog entry by efrohoff

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Our day starts at ten minutes to 6am with the sounds of a wrapper opening. Elizabeth finds Kaeleb up and sneaking a biscuit that was in the tea cups on the dresser. We were going to get up at 6 anyway. Kaeleb is having a hard day already, he leaves our ...

Meeting old friends, Oban, United Kingdom travel blog

Meeting old friends

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10

It took a couple of hours to motor the 11 miles up from Puilladobhrain past the pretty little town of Oban and round the headland and into Dunstaffnage marina and we arrived at 13:00. It had been a perfect summer's morning, warm and virtually windless and ...

Down the Caledonian Canal, Oban, United Kingdom travel blog

Down the Caledonian Canal

A travel blog entry by badefamily

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... , when we saw a sign that said the road was closed at Conon - I think that was the name - it was the only road that way to Oban. The chap directing traffic told us the only way was to go back to Pitlochry! Or to wait 4 to 5 hours for the road to open. So ...

Oban

Oban "Oh-bin" not "Ob-an"

A travel blog entry by lesleymartinson

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Last month, I waited early in line at Uni (what they call university here) to purchase an eight pound ticket for the "Western Highlands, Oban, and Castles". Frankly, I had no idea where I was going, or what I was going to see. I was sure in for a treat. ...

Duncan's last day, Oban, United Kingdom travel blog

Duncan's last day

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10

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... for a late lunch and a bit of R&R before the evening. This involved a 5 mile walk along the new cycle track into Oban, where we joined John & Fran Hinchliffe and another couple, Sam & Sue of 'Calliope of Menai' at the excellent Italian ...

West Coast Adventures, Oban, United Kingdom travel blog

West Coast Adventures

A travel blog entry by sianeth

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... time in the world. We stopped for a picnic at one of the lochs... We drove straight past where we were staying in Taynuilt and into Oban. The town itself is down in the bay and so you drive down into it, with a great view as you come round the corner. ...

Day 162 - 9 August - Our first coach tour, Oban, United Kingdom travel blog

Day 162 - 9 August - Our first coach tour

A travel blog entry by wagaitwanderers

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... catch the boat back to Oban on the mainland. Had a bit of a poke around the shops on the wharf near the ferry terminal in Oban before heading back our lodgings for an early night. I got a bit peckish near sunset so went back out for feed and hopefully a ...

Oban, Oban, United Kingdom travel blog

Oban

A travel blog entry by robthebruce

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... wasn't bad, but it was a bit pricy at 8 pounds for soup and sandwich.    After lunch I set out to Oban, my destination for the day.  It was raining, but the Loch Lommond was still quite beautiful.   Everything was ...

A Perfect Day, Oban, United Kingdom travel blog

A Perfect Day

A travel blog entry by team_donaldson

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... cyclists all thoroughly enjoyed themselves on Sunday, with heaps of praise for the experience and the hospitality once they reached MGM Oban. Andy Donaldson describes his two days of cycling (pedal issues aside): "It was an amazing weekend, I can't ...

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