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Oban Bay

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  • Day5

    Oban

    May 15, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Tag 6: Oban! Sehr schöne - kleine - Stadt im Westen von Schottland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿. Wir hatten eine schöne Zeit und eine sehr nette, authentische Gastgeberin, die wir hier gerne weiterempfehlen. Außerdem danken wir Steffi, für die Führung zum McCaig’s Tower gestern. Wir haben den spektakulären Ausblick genossen.Read more

  • Day3

    Weiter gehts nach Glen Coe

    June 17, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    ...mit einem Stopp bei der kleinen Stadt Luss am Loch Lomond, einem Wasserfall und der größeren Stadt Oban am offenen Meer (vermutlich dem Atlantik). Nach viel Regen kam am Ende sogar nochmal richtig die Sonne raus :)Read more

  • Day5

    Ankunft in Oben

    June 9, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Erste Amtshandlung, erstmal in die Schokoladenfabrik - das haben wir uns verdient nach gefühlten 26 Regenschauern.....durch den Trossachs Nationalpark und Glen Coe

  • Day41

    Oban

    October 3, 2016 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 12 °C

    Today's agenda was the Steall falls and Oban.
    A beautiful drive in the wrong direction wasn't on the list but happened first up anyway - bloody GPS. The GPS couldn't find the falls and when I put in what I thought was the address took me on a drive to nowhere, but a very scenic drive to nowhere.
    Googlemaps was more successful and I found my way to the lower falls carpark (the upper falls path is blocked by a rock fall) and finally saw the lower falls.

    Onwards to Oban, the town that is close to the isle of Mull. It is a lovely seaside town, although the tide was out.
    I had a huge seafood platter for lunch - smoked salmon, mussles, oysters, langostines and a crab claw. I had a wander around the town.

    Back towards Fort William is the sea life santuary, I got a good look at an otter for the first time, I hadn't realised they had such long tails.I was in time for the seal feeding, it was great to watch.
    I stopped in Glencoe on the way back, there wasn't a lot to see. I drove around the river Coe which was a nice drive.

    I had a bit of trouble finding tea, the first place didn't "do" solo diners in the restaurant, only in the bar. Well if they didn't want me in the restaurant I didn't want to eat in their bar, which may have been a foolish decision. The next two places were full/fully booked. The fourth had a table with mediocre service and food. I was just glad to eat and get back to the B&B.

    Ben Nevis
    Steall fals
    Glen views
    Lunch
    Oban
    Otter
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  • Day27

    Onwards to Oban

    September 21, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    One final quick stop to Kilchoman provided Cade with a special distillery only edition whisky which was completely made at the distillery using their own grown malt something unique to Kilchoman. Our last ferry for the trip took us to the shores of Oban back on the mainland where Amy enjoyed some of the freshest seafood and a lovely stroll along the wharf. After dinner we watched the sunset from McCaig's Tower before heading back to our Airbnb.Read more

  • Day17

    Oban - arrival/exploration

    August 17, 2015 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Exploring Oban on my first day here. It's a small seaside town that feels very much like Paihia in NZ (without the nice beaches, but with more history). Oban is mostly used as a port on to the Hebrides islands, rather than a destination so somehow feels a bit less vibrant and happy than Paihia.

    On top of the hill overlooking the town there's a kinda bizarre hollow circular structure, McCaig's Tower, architected and commissioned by a wealthy philanthropic banker around 1900. Turns out they stopped building it when he died, with only the outer wall completed. Nice views from there though!

    Walking along the coast, you come to the ruins of Dunollie Castle, a properly old (1400s) fort. There seem to be a lot of small forts around here, must have been a fairly unpleasant region over the last few hundred/thousand years. Unfortunately it was closed for the day so I just got a distant picture through the trees.

    Also interesting: all the signs here are bilingual: English and Scottish Gaelic.
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  • Day8

    Oban

    July 6, 2012 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    We arrived in Oban about 5:15pm local time, but after getting somewhat lost in this two block Bay town, we arrived at our B&B around 6:30pm. One pic below tells a bit about Oban, but rather than read, you should just look. The town is post-card perfect! Here are just a few shots of life along the harbor, the local brewery and historic distillery, and dinner at sunset.Read more

  • Day2

    Dinner in Oban--First Night

    July 5, 2012 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Cuan Mor in Oban Bay Brewery.

    Velvety Seafood Chowder w/ Chunks of Prime Fish, Potato & Leek; Skelpt Lug Dark Ale; Ginger & Lemonade.

    Seared Isle of Mull Scallops w/ Tanyilt Black Pudding and Smoked Cheese Sauce; Golden Pan Fried Seabass w/ Warmed Baby Potato

    Warmed Sticky Toffee Pudding w/ Fresh Cream & Caramel Butter -Yum!
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