Friday, 30 April 2010

10 April 2010 - Oban

It had been many years since I went to Oban and neither Andrew or Amber had been there. It only seemed right with the good weather to take a run up there and see if my memories of the place remained true.

What fantastic views of the sea from the north end of Oban.

We then headed back into the town centre to go exploring.

Here's a little boat having a rest against the harbour wall.

I was amazed how blue the sea looked!!!

Oban harbour front is the epitomy of the perfect postcard.

I remembered the round structure on the hill being there. Always thought Oban were trying to get their own colosseum. Alas it is the McCaig's Tower or should that be a folly. Built of Bonawe granite taken from the quarries across Airds Bay, on Loch Etive, from Muckairn. It's about 200 metres in diameter and has 94 arches. Yes I counted them!!! Apparently it cost of £5,000 to build back in around 1897. Bargain!!!

Strolled around the harbour for a while.

After sharing a rather large fish supper we headed back on our way home stopping off at Easdale, a coastal place near Oban.

It used to have a pier.

The village of Easdale itself consisted of a stretch of small houses below a large cliff front. With some fab views out to sea.

We were rewarded with a lovely sunset too.

There are certain things nature gets so right.

I have to congratulate Andrew for some fanastic photos of the sunset. I could look at them all day.

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