The Oban Caledonian Hotel
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... and adjacent ruins of the old nunnery. Iona is considered a very sacred site in the history of Celtic Christianity and the Christian community is very active here, running retreats and programs for people from all over the world. It is now an ecumenical centre, attractive to those interested in the Celtic version of Christianity, nature and feminine images prominent. I had time for a walk too, up onto one ...
... felt somewhat as though I had crashed a closed village
Oban is supposed to have some of Scotland’s best seafood,
but I squandered my opportunity to go out for an evening seafood splurge with
my trip to the village Ceilidh. I did my best to make up for it with some reasonably
priced seafood snacks of fresh crawfish and mussels the next morning from a
stand along the harbor before setting off for a Highland Games.
... informed us there was not a bed to be found in the area and told us we would end up sleeping in the car. Taking up the gauntlet Rhianwyn ran door to door down several streets looking for a bed. The one B&B that had room had an unfriendly guy, who had hiked up the price by £30, had no off road parking, and no breakfast. Carrying on Rhianwyn got back in the car, which John had been skilfully driving through the congested ...
... drive through to the coastal town of Inveraray. Here we had a look at the castle and wandered the town before stopping for lunch.
We decided to drive on a bit further onto Glen Croe stopping at the 'Rest and Be Thankful' viewpoint. The mountains were absolutely breathtaking - our photos don't do the area justice. The words 'rest and be thankful' are inscribed into a stone that lays at the peak. It was originally put there ...
... had to go up a bunch of rough rocky steps for a steep section.
Then the beautiful Lost Valley came into view. The Lost Valley was where the MacDonald's would hide their cattle I have read. Its a big hidden valley that you can't tell is there unless you know how to hike to it.
The weather was very cloudy and there was rain forecast late in the afternoon, but so far it had been dry. I arrived at the valley bottom first, and then the couple arrived. We talked for a ...