Day 445 Fit Body Farm thigh killer and secret trip to Oban ⛴🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿💙🌊

Had the best sleep again last night. Yay!!

So before I set off to Oban we had a Fit Body Farm killer today. It’s a stunning morning!

Gateside sunrise at 5.20am
FBF sunrise 🌅
Haha sunrise selfie didn’t quite work!
32kg farmers carry… Craig was on 48kg
Forward lunges with 20kg, Craig did 50kg…. The machine!!!!

So I had my challenge weigh in this morning and while I haven’t achieved the full results I have still lost a stone and 4% body fat. The 4% went in the first 3 weeks so the last 3 have been building muscle.

I know I haven’t been able to follow the meal plan especially these last 3 weeks as I have been so overwhelmed by food prep…. Basically I can’t be bothered thinking about it let alone cooking. I haven’t had a proper meal this week at all while Craig had been working every evening.

But….. I have still lost a stone in 6 weeks!

After 1km run….. all before 7am!!!

So this weekend I have decided to drive to Oban to surprise Dad for Father’s Day which is on Sunday. They have been in Iona for a week and are spending this weekend in Oban. So home quick shower and ready foe the off. Just me, myself and I as Craig’s staying for a 50th birthday where they are watching Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 play England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 in the UEFA Euro 2000 championship.

I set off just after 9am and stopped at the little coffee Caravan for a roll and sausage and a coconut latte!

The drive takes me across the Erskine Bridge, through Dumbarton and up the side of Loch Lomond.

It is stunning this morning. That drive takes my breath away. Everything is in bloom, there are purple rhododendron everywhere. The water is soooo calm, barely a ripple though there is a fresh breeze.

I stopped at the side of Loch Lomond for some really rubbish photos! 😆 I’d planned to stop at Iveruglas visitor centre but there were two coach loads in so I drove past.

Then drove up past Crianlarich, through Tyndrum and took the left fork at the Green Welly!! I stopped again to sort the music as I was playing out “Good Scottish Stuff” playlist but the sound disappeared. I took some photos of Glen Orchy.

Just by the side of the road
Our beautiful country!

I feel so patriotic driving through Scotland on such a beautiful day! We are so lucky to live here. All of this is less than 2 hours from our house.

You know you’ve arrived in Oban when you see a CalMac ferry in your rear view mirror!!
Oban

Now I don’t know what it is about Oban but I have such an affinity with the place. I absolutely love it and have always felt so calm and relaxed when I’m here. Strangely it’s always sunny when we’re in Oban too which I’m sure isn’t that normal!

The main harbour
The Isle of Lewis leaving for Barra
A wee brave canoe guy!! 🛶
McCaigs Folley up on the hill
A better close up!

So I’m very early to meet mum and dad so thought I’d go for a wander. Don’t know if I said but mum knows I’m here but dad doesn’t.

Tall ship
The sea is so calm and clear
Oban Chocolate Company! I follow them on FB and have done through the whole of COVID… must buy something this weekend!
Onan Cathedral with Kerrera in the distance
Walked down a jetty!

Now I must give you a laugh here. I found a lovely spot to sit by the sea…..

I’m sitting down on this rock
Then this happens!!!

Not gonna lie I get soooooo excited and horse it round to the harbour taking millions of pics of the Clansman….. not their ship!!!! They are on the Isle of Mull…… doh!

Dad messaged our family chat to say they are just leaving Craignure!!

So I sit here for another half hour or so
It’s a very pretty place to sit!
Then finally here she comes… the Isle of Mull (behind the wee Oban sea tours boat!)
Docking

So the next laugh…. Best laid plans and all that… they are not foot passengers! So they drove off the ferry and I ended up walking past them in the street…. 🤷🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️😬😆 while they were driving past me!!

We’re all set up in our lovely hotel, Kilchrenan House.

I have the most stunning view from my room but I have to move tomorrow as they squeezed me in at short notice!
Full view up the sound of Kerrera. The pic doesn’t do it justice
Kilchrenan House
Check Abbie’s space for the weekend. I could have camped here!!

We’ve had the loveliest day. We had a wander round and then went to the Correyvreckan pub where we found a table in the sun.

Check this for an alcohol free beer!!
The sun is still shining
View of Oban through the Lion Rampant flag
Lovely pic of mum and dad

We went to Piazza for dinner and had pizza for the first time in ages!!! Also like a wee kid out with mum and dad, I had an ice cream cone. With tablet ice cream!

It’s only half 9 and we’re back to the hotel as we’re exhausted.

It’s clouded over and is a wee bit totally freezing now!
Sunset over the cathedral
Looking to Kerrera
From my window

I’ve had the best day today. Obviously we’re missing Craig and wish he was here but I’ve had a lovely time with mum and dad and these are the things that matter in life. ♥️

There are of course another million pics to add to the collection too…… 😬🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️😆

Stay safe everyone ♥️♥️♥️

6 thoughts on “Day 445 Fit Body Farm thigh killer and secret trip to Oban ⛴🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿💙🌊

    1. It’s just so stunning. It’s so much more precious when we’ve not done this for so long. Hope travel opens up soon so we can all experience each other’s countries ♥️

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