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.Stepping 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.
This was another company but we more or less took the same route.
View of Oban (with McCaig’s Tower on top) from the sea.
On the other side of the bay: Dunollie Castle, once the seat of Clan MacDougall.
On 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…)
This little guy was my favourite – he definitely enjoyed it being in the spotlight.
Time to say good bye and go back to Oban
The tour lasted for about one hour and is more than worth taking it!