Airds Hotel & Restaurant
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Weather overcast, travellers fulfilling big ambition (for Nigel) After delicious smoked salmon on scrambled eggs for breakfast we set off at 8:00 for the ferry terminal to leave the island of Mull. Worryingly the car wouldn't start, until we realised the only technical problem was that the clutch had to be pressed to deactivate the starting lock! The ferry crossing back to the mainland is quick and easy. It is then an hour's drive north to Fort ...
... to the end of the shops, enjoying the lack of tourist crush, soaking up the atmosphere and readjusted to the slow pace. Plenty of options for viewing wildlife, be it whales, otters, orcas, puffins or white tailed sea eagles from cruises on small boats regularly leaving the bay. We passed on that, as the drizzle was turning into full on rain and went to the Tobermory Whiskey distillery instead, where we purchased a wee bottle of the single malt. The sun came ...
... our hiking buddies Jan and Joan will understand, there will be tears as we cross the finish line. We get certificates of completion and will display for all to see!! Our hike leader is a gem and puts a positive spin on everything in addition to being very well prepared and able to make adjustments as people struggle with the results of falls or bad joints. We have learnt a number of things over the last few days. Never miss an opportunity when it presents ...
... a bridge. The18th century stone 'Bridge over the Atlantic' at Clachan is still there, so humpbacked that at the top I cannot see the other side and feel as if I am about to go over a cliff. The road surface is fantastic, not a pothole in sight, but it is single track and has lots of traffic - every time I stop to take a photograph I immediately find myself in someone's way. It is quite a domesticated scene, fields, frequent white painted houses and fuschias ...
... a small Nessie ornament. The afternoon was a very quiet one which was spent in the camper organising our Africa trip which is coming up very quickly. We did eventually get out again and enjoyed a late afternoon walk around Oban looking in a few shops whilst enjoying an ice cream. We even booked a wildlife tour around the islands for the following day. Our wild camping spot was so good we decided to spend another night ...