Monday, 20 August 2012

Monday evening in Oban

Well folks we've arrived at Oban after a pretty good day. A shade under 80 miles with one ferry crossing from Arran to Cloanaig. Check the map to see route from Tarbert to Oban and you will see we were by sea on right, then left, most of the way. Lovely scenery even if cloudy. All went well until about 10 miles from Oban when the heavens opened and it poured for about an hour. I stopped and sheltered under a tree but after a while it's as wet there as outside so I carried on Eventually it stopped but I arrived very damp! Quite nice now so having a beer outside hotel on harbour front. Meeting teacher of the deaf friend from Worcester (Brian Perry) this evening. He's on holiday here! Small world. Rest day was effective and I would like to return to Arran another time for longer. Early start tomorrow. Have to be at quayside for Mull Ferry at 0710. I think we'll have breakfast on board! Pleased to learn that my brother Rob will be staying in same B&B as us on Thursday in Tongue then following us (carrying luggage!) to John O Groats on Friday. also meeting friends of Chris on Wednesday. Turning out to be quite a social trip! All the better for that!

1 comment:

  1. Great progress men! I'm quite happy to be following you on the blog from my sofa.
    Sounds like you could have done with those steamer paddles fitted to the bikes with all the rain. Go easy on the Oban whiskey tonight. The photo's are great, I bet islands are stunning. Wishing you a dry and safe final few days. Assume you won't be mtb biking Sat!
    HPA waiting for you here.
    Rgds Paul.