I woke at 4.14 and remembered where I was☺️ of course I jumped out of bed to look out the curtains. There wasn’t a ripple in the sea. The tide was in and when I opened my window, all I could hear was the hum of the engines of the two ships docked at the North Pier.
I went back to sleep until just before 8am.
Breakfast was at 8.45am and mum and I had pancakes with fruit and yoghurt. Beautiful!
We went and sat outside by the sea for a wee while after breakfast and then headed into town for a wee wander round the shops while Dad sat on a bench! As men do!
We’d been swithering about what to do with the day as there are so many things we could have gone to see but decided that mum and I would hit the shops for a bit and then Dad and I would take an Oban Seat Tours 2 hour trip out to the seal colony on Mull.
The trip took us up the Sound of Kerrera, out to Mull and along to Duart Castle then past the Lismore Lighthouse and Dunollie Castle and back into Oban.
It had been cloudy and fairly chilly but the sun came out! At some points it was actually pretty hot… at others the wind was blowing right down my hoody and out my sleeves it was that strong!
They were such enthusiastic guides, so knowledgeable about the local area and really made the trip well worthwhile.
We saw loads of seals 🦭 and 2 Golden Eagles 🦅 we also saw a sea eagle nest but it looked like the Sea Eagles were out today 😆
It was lovely to have some time with Dad as it’s been a whole lotta years since we did that. It’s usually only mum and I that meet up.
We’re now sitting outside our wee hotel on comfy chairs watching the ships coming in and going out again.
This is why I love Oban. There is always something coming and going in the bay. It’s a transient town, the promise of adventure and onwards travels.
We’re eating in Ee-usk Seafood Restaurant on the North Pier tonight. it’s been a very sea themed kind of day.
We had the loveliest meal.
We went for drinks and then a big long walk along the front. It’s so calm and clear and just stunning. Not a sound… apart from the disco beat from a boat!!!
I said yesterday too that it’s been so lovely to spend time with mum and dad. I honestly can’t think of the last time we did this. Special memories being made.
Stay safe everyone ♥️♥️♥️