Bay Great Western Hotel
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5/9/2014. Friday We have just reached Oban. This is a very pretty little town. We left the hotel rather earlier than needed- that's me being anxious to not miss the train! We had to sit at the station & watch the board saying which trains were going for ...
... that is not exported to the States and it's good, though not good enough to purchase.
The shops are cute yet somewhat touristy. We walk along the pier and spy a few jellyfish in the water, the boys excitedly look for more and find a baby one. There's a chocolate factory in town that we relax in, sipping hot chocolate and sampling some chocolate truffles while the boys scarf down ice cream as quickly as they can. ...
... with hundreds of tree stumps, just as they would have looked before they were covered up by mud. We also walked over to Porpoise Bay round the headland where there is a lovely sandy beach. There were a pod of about 20 Hector's dolphins swimming about, quite close to the shore unfazed by the humans also swimming there. These are critically endangered species, only about 3000 or so left, it was lovely to see them so close. It is illegal to feed or touch them but they ...
We left the Isle of Skye with wonderful memories of an amazingly beautiful landscape. Back on the mainland, we were were into the Northern Highlands of Scotland. And we hadn't driven far before we could see Eilean Donan Castle, near the little town of Dornie. Set in a magical position on a small island where three lochs meet, it is linked to the mainland with ...
... the landscape. Took the ferry from Fionnphort to Iona and strolled through the ancient community- hard for us to grasp just how long ago Columba arrived here from Ireland - AD563 - effectively providing the foundations for Christianity in the UK. Cold wind doth blow and we scarpered from the abbey to a pub for beers and parsnip soup- much better than it sounds! The 37mile one way road to and from Fionnphort is worth a mention, as it's an experience ...