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Tobermory Scotland

Another photo across Tobermory harbour, just because we loved this place, and the light was soo good the day before. :-)

Tobermory Harbour

But the harbour does provide nice views in the morning, too. The gray sky and the mirror-like sea add to the very special mood of this early-morning photo of boats resting outside the main harbour of Tobermory.

Dervaig Isle of Mull

Between Tobermory and Calgary, close to Dervaig along the B8073, we encountered this graveyard. It was surrounded by sheep, underlining once more the number of sheep present on the island! :-)

Calgary Isle of Mull

A bit further down the B8073 we stopped for this beautiful beach. Just a single person was walking along the beach, presumably enjoying the peace here. But the weather was getting worse again, with more and more clouds coming over from the west, and finally rain set in again. We decided to go back to Oban, using the ferries at Fishnish and Corran.

Castle Stalker

The rain was heavy, preventing again any decent shots of the landscape - or so I thought. I did just this single shot of Castle Stalker, which is situated close to Portnacroish. Here, parts of "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" were filmed. Please see www.scotlandthemovie.com for more information. Anyway, I like the photo, because of the foggy light.

Oban Argyll

So here we were again in Oban, and again it was raining from clouds so deep, you could almost reach them with your hands.

Columba Hotel Oban

This is the Columba Hotel, offering Bed and Breakfast from £25 per Person sharing. It certainly has seen better times, but the building with the colourful shops and its view towards the harbour is still nice.

Pipeband Oban

And then a miracle happened - we were walking along George Street, and suddenly I heard faint pipebag sounds. At first I thought the sound was coming from one of the restaurants, but the sound grew louder and louder. People were gathering in front of the Oban distillery, and then a full-blown pipe band marched out and played for the people. Cool.

Oban after Sunset

Once the pipeband had left, the streets and shops were illuminated and presented Oban in a different light, in a way very charming and cozy. This evening we tried the very good "Mondo" restaurant (exactly in the center of the photo).

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