Thursday, October 11, 2012

Ben More

Another beautiful, sunny day and we walked for hours around Benmore Botanic Gardens HERE. Needless to say we got lost but enjoyed wandering around the paths till we found our way back to the coffee shop.

The leaves on the trees are changing to their glorious autumn colours.
Lot of bushes with unusual flowers on them.

 A spectacular path of Giant Redwood Trees
We also had to contend with a Highland traffic jam when a herd of these fellows decided to wander down the main road in the village.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Inverary and Lochgoilhead.

When I was young I used to love the comedy programme The Vital Spark. The boat from the programme was always moored at Inverary and we used to love to visit it. The boat disappeared when the programme finished and I haven't seen it for over 30 years. Imagine how delighted I to see that it is back at Inverary.

We have been really lucky with the weather -beautiful and sunny with no wind. Inverary was reflected in the loch and looked lovely.

We ended the day snug in the cottage at Lochgoilhead, with a log fire burning and this view from the window.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Staffa, Iona, Mull and Oban.

I've tried several times now to visist Fingal's cave on Staffa and the weather has always been too bad for the boat to go out. Well I got out at last.

Mark and I travelled out from Oban to Mull, then got the very small boat out to Staffa where we landed and walked along a rather precarious path to Fingal's cave.
There are a lot of very strange rock formations on Staffa.

After Staffa we visited Iona.
It is so beautiful and peaceful. I would love to spend a few days there.

We finished off the day back in Oban