Day 447 Happy Fathers and Dog-Fathers Day! From a very wet Oban ☔️☔️☔️

My lovely friend Gayle owns the little gift shop in Beith and when I walked in the other day she said she’d found some Father’s Day card cards and thought of me when she bought them in…. They’re perfect!

Very apt card for Craig
And for Dad


I woke before 7am and could hear if but it’s gradually got heavier as the morning went on. Obviously there’s no such thing as bad weather only that you’re not dressed appropriately 😬😆

It is going to be another wonderful day.

Smoked salmon and scrambled eggs for breakfast this morning in little poached egg ring shapes. If only I’d taken a photo eh?!

This whole weekend has been about taking a pause and resting.

It’s still very beautiful in the rain ☔️

Really low cloud

So we set off at 10am with the first stop at Kilchurn Castle. A walk to the castle and then coffee in the van before then head Edinburgh way and I head to Glasgow.

We meet these guys!!
Need a hair cut?!
Mean and moody on a wet day
On the banks of Loch Awe
It’s huge!
So calm
Mum and dad posing with the castle and foxgloves
The thistles are starting to bloom too. Be stunning when they are out
Misty mountains ⛰
Back past the coos
The railway bridge
Very light rain now

So we then went back and had a cuppa in the van and I decided to head back down through Inveraray. It was 1 hour and 47 mins via Tyndrum and 1 hour 52 via Inveraray so I thought I’d go for the scenic route. Mum and Dad have to go through Tyndrum to Crianlarich and then over towards the east coast.

Kichurn castle from the road to Inveraray

I had such a lovely drive but when you’re driving you obviously can’t take photos…. I almost stopped in Inveraray but the car park was full.

Not my pic but Inveraray looks like this. It’s a beautiful wee town
Again not my pic but you drive up and over this to head South. It’s really steep.

Then on past Loch Fyne and over the Rest and Be Thankful. It’s the A83 which suffered from bad landslides again recently and the Old Military Road needs to reopen to help keep traffic moving. There were roadworks not the hillside road.

If you look down into the Glen you can see the Old Military road
Check the queue behind me!

So onwards through Arrochar and down to Tarbert where you join up with the other road I would have taken. This then heads down the side of Loch Lomond.

I stopped at Firkin Point by yon bonnie banks…. It was so atmospheric.

Loch Lomond
Almost a mirror
Quirky tree
I noticed this in the water….
A memorial plaque – it say Until the 12th of never JACK 1939 – 2016
A lovely we stop off…. With toilets!

As I was leaving here there was a lady clearing leaves from under her wiper. She had just driven in to clear them…. As soon as she lifted the wiper to remove them and her husband/partner beeped the horn!!! Made me laugh out loud as Craig would have done that to me!!

Stopped in at Asda Dumbarton to do the weekly shop! Nice to stop somewhere different for a change.

Home to find Craig had painted the living room while I was away. Looks amazing! So fresh and such a clean up. Kitchen looks dreadful now….. 🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️😬😆

So I’ve had the best weekend, really chilled and relaxed and I’ve enjoyed the drive. Most of all I’ve enjoyed the special time with mum and dad!!

Stay safe everyone ♥️♥️♥️

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