Monday, June 29, 2009
Sunday 28 June - Oban to Fort William
From Oban, we followed the coastal road to Fort William crossing three very impressive bridges over lochs on the way. The best way to describe the scenery is 'ruggedly beautiful'. The waters in these lochs are protected by island and mainland features and, in the absence of wind, quite placid other than where the outgoing tide caused bore activity in some of the narrow passages. Our favourite feature on the trip was Castle Stalker. It is more a fortified tower than a castle but the history connected with it (click here) is full of bloodshed and mayhem. Coming into Fort William by the beach front was amazing - every building was offering accommodation to visitors - bed and breakfasts, cottages, guest houses, inns and hotels. I am starting to believe that every second or third house in Scotland is a B&B.