British Coastal Road Trip

Day 14 – Dunoon to Carradale

It rained much of our 149 mile journey today from Dunoon to Carradale, but we made the most of the breaks in the rain.  We had stunning views of the lochs, rain or shine.

 

Photo of the day

Coastal Road Trip, Tarbet, Harbour, Lobster pots
Tarbet

 

Dunoon

Coastal Road Trip, Dunoon, wrapped bales, smiley face
Leaving Dunoon we passed a smiley face on some wrapped bales, a good start to the day!

 

Loch Riddon

Coastal Road Trip, Loch Riddon
Morning view down Loch Riddon.

 

Tighnabruaich

Coastal Road Trip, view above Tighnabruaich
The misty view from the hills above Tighnabruaich before we headed down into the village.
Coastal Road Trip, Kyles of Bute, Family fishing
A family fishing on the Kyles of Bute.

 

Portavadie

Coastal Road Trip, Portavadie Tarbet Ferry
The ferry leaving Portavadia for Tarbet.  As we watched, a bunch of cyclists that we had overtaken earlier just miss it.  Lots of cyclists in Scotland on this route, and some of those hills looked real tough, rather them than us.
Coastal Road Trip, Portavadie Tarbet Ferry Sign, Argyll's Secret Coast
It’s not really a secret then, is it?

 

Otter Ferry

Coastal Road Trip, Otter Ferry, Pontoon
A quiet pontoon at a very quiet Otter Ferry.

 

Castle Lachlan

Coastal Road Trip, Castle Lachlan
The remains of Castle Lachlan, halfway up Loch Fyne.

 

Inveraray

Coastal Road Trip, Inveraray Castle
We arrived at Inveraray just as a storm decided to descend on the town.  So just jumped out of the car to take some quick pictures of the Castle.
Coastal Road Trip, Inveraray Jail, Jarno
Jarno looking cheerful outside the jail.
Coastal Road Trip, Inveraray, Pipe Band, Sign
What could be more Scottish?
Coastal Road Trip, Inveraray, War Memorial
The highland soldier war memorial reflected in the puddled path.
Coastal Road Trip, Inveraray, Harbour
The glowing seaweed and a freshly painted fishing boat bringing some colour to Inveraray Harbour.

 

Ardrishaig

Coastal Road Trip, Ardrishaig, Anchor, Lighthouse
Not much going on, just a loo break, a rusty anchor and a lighthouse.

 

Tarbet

Coastal Road Trip, Tarbet, Harbour, Lobster pots
Lobster pots piled on the quay at Tarbert Harbour.
Coastal Road Trip, Tarbet, Harbour, Border Force
Borderforce patrol boat at odds with the backdrop of quaint houses on the green Tarbert hillside.

 

Skipness

Coastal Road Trip, Skipness Castle
This was the biggest surprise of the day.  Several miles down a small coastal lane we found Skipness Castle.
Coastal Road Trip, Skipness Castle, Julian, Jarno
Free to wonder around, and no one else but us there to enjoy.

 

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3 thoughts on “Day 14 – Dunoon to Carradale

  1. Lovely scenery! Makes me want to go sailing, cycling, walking and sketching up there – may be one day!

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