Barcaldine House Hotel
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Yesterday was a day of ferries and islands. The weather was sunny, with clouds to add interest to every picture, and warm, about 14. The wind picked up in the afternoon and was invigorating. When we were getting on the small ferry from Iona back to Mull, the combination of rising tide and strong wind meant we had to hop onto the ferry ramp between wave swells, as we would have had very wet feet otherwise. ...
... at a town called Stirling. The mountains were beautiful with the fall colours, and some sun peaked through to make it really interesting. We had lunch in Inveraray, a lovely small town on the edge of a loch. Arrived in Oban at 5, got checked into our guest house rooms and went for dinner at an excellent seafood restaurant right on the pier, I had smoked haddock chowder and mussels in a most delicious sauce. Our tour group is more varied than I expected, a ...
... and stay off the main road. I was soon pretty wet. I passed several cyclists coming in the opposite direction, their faces set in that expression when faced with relentless rain. I'm not sure if they felt more sorry for me and I did for them.
With my head down to minimise the wind blowing at my cagoule hood I missed a turning which would have taken me along a minor road closer to the coast and past a beach ...
... in the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, ready for the drive through Glen Coe to Oban today; however, on arrival found the village booked out. On a whim we decided to drive northeast to Killin in the hope that, as we'd be further from the Highland Fling (all of 13 miles), we'd be more likely to find somewhere to doss down. We did - at the first place we tried.
As you'll see from the photos on Facebook, Killin is a beautiful, medieval Scottish ...
... at the sight of the hills. There were even some small patches of snow remaining in the corries. We picked up a couple of Dutch lads and took them to the top of Glencoe then we carried on to the visitor centre for a cup of coffee. At that point we realised we had left our travel plug at Alan's and needed to get a replacement or we wouldn't be able to recharge phone, iPad, toothbrush etc. this ...