The Strontian Hotel
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... local sights before we head away. If its fine, which is unlikely, we will take the ferry from Mallaig to Armadale on the Isle of Skye and then north, across the bridge........or if its like today with no ferry we have a 3 hour ride back to Fort William and north. Looking forward to the next assignment.
As an aside, many of you will be hearing from us more in the last 3 months than you have in the last 6 years. Trust its not too ...
Saturday (18th) travelling day today! Caught the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow and then from Glasgow to Fort William. Total of 5hrs on public transport! But the views from Glasgow to fort William were amazing! Mountains, lochs and a cap of snow on the peaks! We are staying at the travel lodge which is on the Main Street and on top of ...
... 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 ...
... not the liveliest places LOL!!!
We started by taking a little car ferry across Loch Sunart to Strontian which is where the Lourie family came from, hence the name of the original home farm Strontian. We had a look around and ended up at the pub later in the afternoon where we ran into an Irishman by the name of Matthew Murphy who had lived in the area for a good few years and felt we should go “o’er the hill” to Lochaline because there were ...
We rode 10 miles into the adorable town of Tobermory and walked around for about an hour, sampling some yummy baked goods and seriously pondering whether we wanted to carry an adorable (and fragile) ceramic Hairy Coo (Highland Cow). The shopkeeper let us know it was available over the internet, with what will most certainly be an extravagant postage charge.
We took the ferry back over to the mainland ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Strontian Hotel
Didnt visit this time. Put off by £3.50 pint
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