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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 ...
... to let others pass as 'frustration causes accidents' - I did practice this a few times when the queue behind me got too long. It rained for about an hour while we were driving but other than that we continue to have wonderful weather. Locals tell us the weather has really only come good this past week so we have been very fortunate with this. It has definitely been cooler today with us using our jackets for the first time, but nothing too severe. ...
... and the ride was brilliant. When we are in the zone to ride there is little talk on the intercom. It was silent for over half an hour! Arrival at Oban was almost a disappointment because we were having so much fun. Only when we stopped did we appreciate that our feet were really numb and it hurt to walk. The Caledonian Hotel, ocean view and hot bath, looked incredibly inviting.
Oban is a pretty town, and strangely we both ...
... The next stop was the monument to William Wallace. Apparently it is the largest non-religious monument in the world. Who knew?!
We saw another castle which was used in the filming of Monty Python. I know nothing about that, but I'm sure it was funny. There were also hairy cows to look at. We saw some bagpipe playing too.
The best stop was in one valley where the Government had the MacDonald clan killed. We walked up one side of the valley and got a ...
... serious hills here!
Go along the top of Loch Awe, turn onto 819 South, along Loch, toward Inveraray. (Note: public transportation everywhere in Scotland. Buses on all roads, bus & train stations in all towns).
Tons of pines & reforestation with small pines all over the hills.
Around 10:20, about an hour's drive from Oban, we arrived in Inveraray & its castle on ...