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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 ...
... climbing, the environment and of course the history. We watched a short documentary on the Glencoe Massacre, in 1692. It was very interesting. They showed some documents which were the orders for various actions against Highland Scots who did not swear their loyalty to the king. The orders came from very high places, possibly as high as the king himself. It was still raining when we came out, so we had a look around their very good shop. I ...
... spanking new marina and resort which is managed by a good friend of my cousin's. What a place! We then wended our way round the very "frilly" coastline, via the Kyles of Bute , to take another ferry from Dunoon (of fine china fame) to Gourock, just a few minutes drive from Judith and Peter's lovely property High Lunderston, near the little village (and large marina) of Inverkip.
... to scrambling.
Near the start is the difficult crux move in descent, and a safety rope was used for those feeling less secure. As we continued along the ridge the mist cleared and we had some good views along it and to the surrounding mountains. The scrambling continued; it's a long ridge, and the weather closed back in, with a squall in the middle of the ridge to add a little excitement on the wet rock. Through the ups and downs, ...
... the loch and mountain. It was like someone unveiled the mountain with a big cloth. All of a sudden it was revealed! It still had some clouds, but I could see so much of it now.
I gasped and ran back to the loch. I was a ways down the trail, and I had to try and run uphill. I wasn't sure how much the clearing would last, because there were clouds everywhere. I was running and saying out loud, "please stay, please stay". It did stay, and I made it back to the loch. It ...