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... of over an hour with gorgeous scenery to reach the ferry to Iona. In the summer they run every 20 minutes, but now only once an hour. It was only a 10 minute ferry ride, and we were on Iona about 12:45. It is a very small island, only 3 miles long and maybe 1.5 miles across. Famous for the Abbey first established by St. Columba who arrived on the Island from Ireland in the mid sixth century. We toured ...
... I guess I
lucked out in the sense that I got there in the late afternoon after the closing
of the ticket office and ticket check to cross the bridge to the island but
before they started shooing people off. So I got onto the grounds for great
photos in the late afternoon light without paying the admission fee.
My hostel stay for the night was at Skye Backpackers in
Kyleakin, the small village just across the bridge on the ...
... that uncommon in Scotland, there is pretty much one around every corner. This castle was much less extravagant than some of the others we have come across but it was interesting to visit as they found some tartan at this site that was for an area not just a family tartan. Our 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 ...
... late, just in time to get to the shop for provisions - good thing we did as there are only two places to eat in the evening and both were packed. We managed to get a table at one of the restaurants much later but if I hadn't have had some nuts to nibble on beforehand I may have been reduced to spit roast kiwi! (Angus) Not much to add today as Angela has covered today pretty well. It was truthfully a bit of a slog to get here and I'm tired...I would have loved to spend an ...
... came to a place where I felt I could not go further, I would just turn around. I had another place to go planned in case that happened.
So I arrived to the trailhead about 9:30am, about an hour and a half drive from the B&B. Since it was a long drive from the previous B&B, I had to go to the bathroom. This proved to be a problem, because as usual, even though the parking lot is where tons of tour buses go, there are no bathrooms at all. Also, the trailhead is off ...