|Since my visit to Switzerland earlier in the year, and having seen mine in action, Rebekka had got herself a digital SLR, not the same as mine, in fact much lighter, but she has certainly turned into a photography nut. |
|Just to show that the sun did come out occasionally. |
That evening we went into the nearby town of Balloch for a meal and a proper chance to catch up.
|The next morning we drove along the west bank of the Loch to the village of Luss where we found a perfect little cafe for breakfast and wonderful views of the Loch. |
|And then it was on, through some fantastic Scottish countryside, over hills and through vales, along the banks of sea lochs (like this one, Loch Fyne) to.........|
|Two things caught my eye about this. The first that the chemists shop was still called an 'apothecary', but also that it was serving a very useful purpose right next to the whisky shop.|
|From Inverary it was on to a little coastal village called Tayvallich. What a gorgeous place. It was just about the perfect setting for a campsite and the perfect stopping-off point for us. The view across the little natural harbour, as you will see below, was divine. This is Kyla and my little tent, which I should have turned through 90 degrees because of the wind. I learnt after that.|
|At the campsite they had these brilliant 'chalets'. Each one had a double bed and two singles in it. |
|The village in rare sunshine.|
|And this is across on the other side of the peninsula at a tiny settlement called Carsaig.|
The dark brooding mass in the distance is the island of Jura.
Next, onward through Kilmartin to Oban.