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Early morning I walked from my cosy Airbnb with a view to Queen Street Station in Glasgow and boarded the train to my second stop: Oban

If you´re travelling by train, try to sit on the left side – until Loch Long the view is spectacular on this side! Then change to the right side and enjoy Loch Lochmond, after that, it more or less doesn´t matter as both sides are breathtaking. It takes about 3 hours and you won´t get bored just pressing your nose against the window.oban, scotland, uk, bay of oban, seal, water, boat trip, my trip to the hightlands, trainStepping out of the train station I got greeted by a sign offering boat tours, the next one starting in about one hour – perfect! I had tried to book a long boat trip around the bay but that one didn´t take place, so this would be the ideal start for my day in Oban. It was just a short walk to my B & B, where I left my luggage, got a cup of tea and was ready to go.

oban, scotland, uk, bay of oban, seal, water, boat trip, my trip to the hightlandsThis was another company but we more or less took the same route.

oban, scotland, uk, bay of oban, seal, water, boat trip, my trip to the hightlandsView of Oban (with McCaig’s Tower on top) from the sea.

oban, scotland, uk, bay of oban, seal, water, boat trip, my trip to the hightlands oban, scotland, uk, bay of oban, seal, water, boat trip, my trip to the hightlandsKerrera (island)

oban, scotland, uk, bay of oban, seal, water, boat trip, my trip to the hightlands

On the other side of the bay: Dunollie Castle, once the seat of Clan MacDougall.

oban, scotland, uk, bay of oban, seal, water, boat trip, my trip to the hightlands oban, scotland, uk, bay of oban, seal, water, boat trip, my trip to the hightlandsOn the other side of Kerrera Island – the first seals swam by and everyone got really excited – I kind of had forgotten that we were supposed the see some, I was happy enough to enjoy the ride and the landscape.

… and finding new dream houses, perfect for some alone time (very alone…)

 

oban, scotland, uk, bay of oban, seal, water, boat trip, my trip to the hightlands oban, scotland, uk, bay of oban, seal, water, boat trip, my trip to the hightlandsAnd while they were talking about some of the birds, even more seals swam by and then we were at their favourite „hanging place“.

oban, scotland, uk, bay of oban, seal, water, boat trip, my trip to the hightlandsThis little guy was my favourite – he definitely enjoyed it being in the spotlight.

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Time to say good bye and go back to Oban

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oban, scotland, uk, bay of oban, seal, water, boat trip, my trip to the hightlands

The tour lasted for about one hour and is more than worth taking it!

One thought on “People who stare at baby seals

  1. c.dill sagt:

    It’s a beautiful set.

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