Sunday, November 13, 2016

West Coast of Scotland


From Glasgow we drove to the Kintyre Peninsula. It is a beautiful out of the way area with miles and miles of coastline. From there we drove north to Oban, then down through the middle of Scotland on our way back to England. We saw fabulous fall color and experienced cold, wet Scottish weather.

Kintyre Peninsula


Tarbert, Scotland - A small fishing village on the north end of Kintyre Peninsula


Tarbert parish church


Stained glass window in the church.


Tarbert Castle ruins dating back to the 13th century.


Tarbert Harbour - The two boats in the foreground are Loch Fyne Skiffs named "Wee Dooker" and "Iolair". They look a little neglected but the town still uses them.


Campbeltown, Scotland - A town on the far end of Kintyre Peninsula. It is known for Scotch whiskey production and shipbuilding.


Florist shop in Campbeltown. What a great store front.


Linda McCartney Memorial Garden - Paul and Linda McCartney spent a lot of time in Campbeltown before she died. They owned a large farm in the area.


One of the best sunsets of our trip. This was our view while eating dinner. We stayed in this campground for two nights. Our parking spot was about 10 feet from the beach. Both nights we had fabulous sunsets.


Oban, Scotland - a resort town on the Firth of Lorn


View of the port of Oban from McCraig's Tower


View of the waterfront and McCraig's Tower on the hill top.


Corran Esplande - right on the waterfront. The buildings are small hotels and B & B's.


View of Dunollie Castle from the waterfront in Oban.


McCraig's Tower - It sits on a hill top overlooking Oban, the bay, and the islands beyond.


Yard art!


Falls of Dochart in Killin, Scotland


Fall color on the River Dochart


Falls of Dochart - one of Scotland's most impressive waterfalls.


River Dochart flowing under one of the channels of the Bridge of Dochart.


Fall color reflected on a calm lake along the road. We are heading back to England.


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