Some of the old equipment used in days
gone by to make whisky.
Map showing the Diageo Group
distilleries in Scotland.
|This is McCaig's Tower built by a local |
wealthy man, Mr McCaig, but it was
never finished after his death. We climbed
the very steep hill to the top to admire the
views from there:-
|A most unusual "tower"!|
|Lovely views are seen through the arches.|
|Looking out over the dsitillery (chimney left)|
to Oban Port and beyond to Kerrara and Mull (I think!)
Kerrara in the mid line and Mull behind.
|Next we decided we wanted to get back |
out on the water so we found a little 2 hours
trip to see castles and sea birds. First stop
a salmon farm! Here the fish are auto-fed
and as the pellets were spun out the salmon
leaped in the air for them!
|The water was just mirror like by the |
|A local castle undergoing repairs! |
I took this photo more for the flag that was flying!
|Then an amazing sight the White |
Tailed Sea Eagle sitting proudly
on a favourite rock. Magnificent!
|We were so lucky to see this amazing eagle!|
|Then his mate flew in to say hello too!|
|You can just make out the grey seals |
that were few in number the day we went
but they certainly kept an eye on our boat!
|As we returned to Port the ferry "Clansman" to|
the Outer Hebredies passed us by and rocked
our little boat with her bow wave!
|Oban from the sea.|
|Our little boat (very uncomfortable |
saddle style seats!)
|Back on land and this little dog was having |
fun in the seaweed on the shore!!
The next morning we had to make our
way home - some misty scenes in the
valleys could be seen from the train.
|Beautiful reflections in the lochs.|
|When we got to Glasgow we headed to the |
Willow Tea Room for lunch and cake!
|It was hard to choose but I had lemon meringue!|
|Willow Tea Rooms are famous for |
their Rene Mackintosh styling.
|The cute napkin holder!|
|Then it was back on the next train heading to |
England through the beautiful Cumbrian
|A viaduct near Carlisle.|