Day 692 ROAD TRIP home via Glencoe 🛻 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿☔️

Dinner was exceptional last night. We ate in Ee-usk in Oban which is right on the sea front in this red roofed building.

It was raining but the time we headed round but Oban was beautiful in the dark with the tide right in.

I had scallops in mornay sauce to start. They were so good.

How funny is the pic Craig took of mum and I?!!? I have a halo! The reflection of one of the lights….. 😇🤣

I hade seafood salad for mains and it was really lovely too.

Then the piéce de resistance… the dessert sharing platter. Wow! Out of this world.

It was pouring when we left. The service was quite slow between starter and mains but it made for a lovely relaxing meal.

Craig, mum and dad walking in front of me. The illuminated McCaigs Tower on the hill.

Love this photo of mum and dad!

High tide
Driving rain!

We went back to the hotel bar for a nightcap.

Woke at 1.35am as the room was blasting 25C….. I was sweating like a beast not to put it lightly. Thermostat ramped back down to 18C and wake again after 7. We had a lie in and watched some of last nights ladies curling at the Beijing Winter Olympics. Huge well done to the Scottish girls who won, their playing was exceptional. We were looking for pointers but notice they don’t use the stabilisers….. how would that work?!?

Just remembered I haven’t got round to my Curling blog yet so will share that maybe tomorrow when I have nothing else to talk about. 🥌🤣♥️

We met Mum and Dad in Reception at 10 and headed round to the Corryvreckan pub at the harbour.

This was the view from breakfast.

We had a lovely cooked breakfast. The Corryvreckan is a Wetherspoons and can be a hit or a miss as to whether it’s quiet enough or heaving. It was quiet this morning at 10am.

Mine was veggie
Mum and I
Oban posing 🤣

We decided to head off after breakfast and drive down via Glencoe which adds on half an hour to our journey and takes us north to head south.

We hoped to see lots of snow but the rain has melted most of it. It was still a dramatic drive.

Oban seafront
Heading over Connel Bridge
Coming into Benderloch… I worked with a girl when I was about 16 and her Gran lived here. That always fascinated me!!
The sun came out
Heading towards Kentallen
Under Ballachulish Bridge (not in a boat!)
The Pap of Glencoe
Heading into the Glencoe pass. Aonach Ridge to the left
Simply stunning
Dramatic beauty
The Three Sisters
The Glencoe Falls looking spectacular

We parked in a different car part to try and get a different view of the mountains. This was an amazing spot.

Glencoe’s Three Sisters
The Aonach Rodge from the south
The Three Sisters, Craig and the Aonach Ridge. Wow!
More hills 🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️🤣

We could see the cloud coming in and the heavens opened as we headed down to the car. So lucky to get that gap in the weather!

Iconic Glencoe bridge
Melting snow
Passing the Green Welly Stop
Heading into Crianlarich
Down the side of Loch Lomond again… so different from yesterday
But very atmospheric

We’ve had a lovely weekend. The weather has been wild but has been on our side when we needed it. We saw blue sky!! Was lovely to make more memories too.

Scotland is such a beautiful country we are very lucky to be able to explore it.

Home and dog walk in the rain!

I’m very grateful for my Monday holiday! Woo hoo!!

Wishing you all a great week. Remember… we got this!

Stay safe everyone ♥️♥️♥️

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