British Coastal Road Trip

Day 13 – Greenock to Dunoon

Another 120 miles ahead of us today as we set off from Greenock to loop around the mainland, and end up only a few miles away across the Firth of Clyde at Dunoon.

 

Photo of the day

Coastal Road Trip, Loch Long, Arrochar, Old Pier
Loch Long.

 

Port Glasgow

Coastal Road Trip, Port Glasgow, Newark Castle
Our first castle of the day, Newark Castle.  Quite a rabbits warren of rooms… it went on and on.
Coastal Road Trip, Port Glasgow, Newark Castle, Jarno Knight
Jarno picking a fight with the lovely lady working in the Historic Scotland castle shop.

 

Dumbarton

Coastal Road Trip, Dumbarton Castle, Cannon
And on to our next castle, Dumbarton Castle.  The heavens opened at this point, but still we scrabbled up the many steps to the top of the castle hill.  But took the best picture back down at the bottom of this cannon pointing out across the Firth of Clyde to where we’d just come from earlier in the morning.

 

Helensburgh

Coastal Road Trip, Helensburgh, Hill House, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Table, Chairs
One of the highlights of the day were the unmistakably Charles Rennie Mackintosh interiors of Hill House.  BTW, a correction, we call it Hill Top House by mistake in the daily video (should be just Hill House) – thanks Julian’s Mum & Dad for pointing that out 😉 Living room table and chairs.
Coastal Road Trip, Helensburgh, Hill House, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Bedroom
Bedroom furniture and window.  Perfect complimenting each other.
Coastal Road Trip, Helensburgh, Hill House, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Hall Light
The hall stair lighting with its rich deep purple glass.
Coastal Road Trip, Helensburgh, Hill House, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Entrance Hall
The entrance, every element Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

 

Gare Loch

Coastal Road Trip, Gare Loch, Yellow Boat
A solitary yellow boat on Gare Loch.

 

Loch Long

Coastal Road Trip, Loch Long, For Fox Sake Slow Down
We slowed down…
Coastal Road Trip, Loch Long, Grey Mountains
Views up Loch Long with the mountains fading into fifty shades of grey.
Coastal Road Trip, Loch Long, Arrochar
The sun reemerged as we reached the head of the Loch near Arrochar.
Coastal Road Trip, Loch Long, Arrochar, Old Pier
And the remainders of the old Pier at Arrochar.

 

Glen Croe

Coastal Road Trip, Glen Croe
The bright evening sunlight highlighting the uneveness of Glen Croe.

 

Lochgoilhead

Coastal Road Trip, Lochgoilhead
Lochgoilhead, not surprisingly at the head of Loch Goil.

 

Loch Fyne

Coastal Road Trip, Loch Fyne
Loch Fyne looking mysterious as the rain sets in again.

 

Dunoon

Coastal Road Trip, Dunoon, Hunter's Quay Ferry Terminal
The view from our B&B bedroom window, overlooking the small ferry terminal at Hunter’s Quay.

 

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9 thoughts on “Day 13 – Greenock to Dunoon

  1. I see you stopped in Helensburgh – Thats where I used to live and where mum and dad have their boat and a house. The west coast is beautiful – get a ferry and go to Tobermorary!

    1. Oh really! I didn’t realize. Yes, really lovely area. We visited Hill House. We didn’t get over the Isle of Mull and Tobermory though… next time 😉

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