West Loch Hotel
Travel Blogs from Tarbert
... electrician open on a Sunday!
Forgot to say I've tasted haggis whilst here and enjoyed it.
Also tasted clootie dumpling.
Leaving Dunoon having met 3/4 of the family so a great trip.
Bags need to be repacked, off on the ferry tomorrow morning to Glasgow
... a long sea inlet not a freshwater lake, and they are renowned for their oysters, which of course go down better with a glass of champagne. So what's a girl to do? Geoff and Jo joined us, and between us, apart from the oysters, we had chowder, scallops, squid, 3 types of smoked salmon, lemon sole and salmon fishcakes. Not a bad effort! We also bought a few goodies from the deli on site.
... 3 chicks. Now that the young birds are learning to hunt for themselves the mother has returned to Northern Africa, and the rest of the family are expected to follow her shortly, before (hopefully) returning to the same spot to breed again next year. We were lucky enough to spot one of the ospreys - a beautiful bird of prey which has a wingspan of 5 feet!
On our walk back to ...
... by Lagavulin, but didn't stop there. All three of the distilleries that we saw today sit right on the sea with beautiful views of an arm of the North Atlantic.
We finished the day with dinner in the hotel restaurant and were not disappointed. So far, we have had most of our meals either in hotel restaurants or museum cafes, and they have all been just fine. Some better than others, but all just fine.
... and the main road was fairly quiet we decided to take the shorter, quicker route. Some major roadworks and a bit of a headwind aside we made good progress. At Melfort I saw a sigh to Melfort Pier which I decided would make a good scenic point to have a snack. Well, it was further along the side road than I expected (it seemed to go on for ages) and then the pier itself seemed to be hidden deep inside a sort of gated community of holiday houses. It was far ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed