Day 16 – Oban to Strontian

A slightly late start to the day, as our hotel had wifi that actually worked pretty well, something we struggled with for the next week or so.  So we took advantage of the speedy wifi to catch-up on the blog!

Then we spent much of the day driving along the side of several beautiful lochs, and we really started to appreciate the importance of the large network of Scottish ferries.


Photo of the day

Coastal Road Trip, Dunstaffnage Castle, Pigeon
A pigeon keeping an eye on us from the rather green walls of Dunstaffnage Castle.


Dunstaffnage Castle

Coastal Road Trip, Dunstaffnage Castle
First stop of the day, just north of Oban at Dunstaffnage Castle, standing proud over Loch Etive.  Famous for the imprisonment of Flora MacDonald after she helped Bonnie Prince Charlie escape Scotland.


Castle Stalker

Coastal Road Trip, Castle Stalker
Castle Stalker reflecting in Loch Laich.  Monty Python used this tower house as one of the settings in the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail.


Loch Eil and Ben Nevis

Coastal Road Trip, Loch Eil
Refelctions across the still Loch Eil.  We had first traveled west along the north side of Loch Eil from Fort William, but the road was surprisingly busy.  However, when we turned off along the south side, we ended up on a lovely quiet lane that then continued on along the west side of Loch Linnhe.
Coastal Road Trip, Loch Eil, Ben Nevis
Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest peak starting to emerge from the cloud.
Coastal Road Trip, Ben Nevis
And almost out of the cloud.


Corran Lighthouse

Coastal Road Trip, Corran Lighthouse
Corran Lighthouse at the Corran-Ardgour ferry crossing.


Gleann Geal

Coastal Road Trip, Gleann Geal, Deer
Mother and fawn, nervously keeping an eye on us as we drove by on the way to the Sound of Mull.
Coastal Road Trip, Gleann Geal, Sheep
This road isn’t big enough for the two of us!



Coastal Road Trip, Lochaline, Otter
Nice beaver, sorry, I mean otter.
Coastal Road Trip, Lochaline to Fishnish Ferry
Last ferry of the day from Lochaline to Fishnish (love that name) on the Isle of Mull.   We then double backed on ourselves to Strontian for the night.


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