|Check out that blue sky...doesn't|
happen very often here.
|Beautiful view from the train window.|
|Now this is the life...|
|I mean, the view is only OK...|
|Castle Stalker, straight out of a postcard.|
|It looked kinda like a tiny Colosseum.|
|View from McCaig's Tower. Hello Atlantic!|
|Enjoying the blooming spring flowers at McCaig's Tower!|
Oban is, according to Catriona, the seafood capital of the world. So for lunch we had to get some. After a delicious seafood pie, we were on our way again. For the afternoon we took a drive to the Bridge Over The Atlantic. Built in 1782, you cross the bridge to get to the Isle of Seil. It was actually kinda freaky driving over it. It's only one lane, so you have to be sure that no one is coming from the other direction. Also, the arch is so high that you lose sight of the road when you're going over the top. It's a very simple bridge, but the view is, again, beautiful. Actually, I'm not sure that the views were ever once underwhelming the entire trip.
|Pretty pretty pretty!|
Afterwards, we had a bit of an unintentional adventure. While driving around, we hit a huge pothole and got a flat tire. We pulled the car over and grabbed our cell phones, only to discover that we didn't have a signal. Well...that's a bit of an issue. There were some houses nearby, so Catriona ran over and knocked on their doors in hopes of being able to use a phone. Unfortunately, no one answered there...and at this point we were at a bit of a loss. Neither of us had ever changed a tire, so we weren't sure how to even begin. (Note to self: LEARN!) Luckily, a car happened to pass by and Catriona flagged the driver down. As she was asking to borrow his phone, he offered to have a look at it. He ended up changing the tire for us, which was absolutely amazing. We both felt like a slob watching him do it, but I couldn't help but feel like this was a scene directly out of a movie. He was our knight in shining honor, saving two damsels in distress. On the plus side, we were at least stranded along a beautiful shoreline.
|Pretty stellar place to be stranded.|
|Frolicking in Glencoe.|
|Just one of the many beautiful views during our drive.|
|Check out the perfect reflection in the loch!|
|Catriona and me. Holy skinny arm Batman!|
|Pretty sweet views during our gondola ride.|
As you can tell, I really enjoyed this little trip. Oban was gorgeous and I couldn't believe that this was where Catriona grew up. I felt like this was more of a genuine Scottish experience -- goodbye coach trips! I hardly knew ye.
View of Kilchurn Castle from the train - another one of Scotland's standard postcards.
|I woke up one morning and this was outside my window. Catriona was not as impressed and excited as I was.|
|Daffodils are everywhere! Makes me feel like spring is officially here.|
|Skinny arming it with Castle Stalker. I sense a new picture category...|
|Mom Picture, or Sororitastic Picture?|
|I could not get over the combination of the Atlantic and the Highlands.|
|One of the 50 times I made Catriona stop so I could take a picture.|
|Dipping my toes in the Atlantic!|
|Hair, billowing in the wind. Majestic Mom Picture.|