This morning, we departed our Tobermory lodgings at 9.30am, drove down to Craignure
to connect with our ferry to Oban on the Scottish mainland.Ferry to Oban went on
schedule. Only downside was wet and overcast weather but after yesterday's stunning
weather we could not complain.

On arrival at Oban we drove down to Inveraray where we had a short stop to view
this unusual 18th century planned town and Inveraray Castle, home of Duke of Argyll
and Chief of Clan Campbell.


Inveraray Castle

Inveraray sits on the banks of Loch Fyne which is famous for seafood, in particular
oysters. We decided to stop for lunch at Loch Fyne Oyster Bar, a high end restaurant
and speciality food store about 5 miles out of Inveraray. We enjoyed an excellent,
leisurely  meal at the Oyster Bar before moving on.

Loch Fyne Oyster Bar

Next stop was the quaint, heritage village of Luss on the banks of Loch Lomond. By
this time the rain had eased off permitting a glimpse of blue sky. After some
shopping and photos of the colourful gardens and scenery, we moved to Bonnybridge.

Loch Lomond at Luss

Luss Cottage

Luss Garden

Bonnybridge is home to some of the best preserved sections of the Antonine Wall which
was built by the Romans in the early 2nd century AD and stretched roughly from
Edinburgh to Glasgow. We stopped to admire and photograph sections of the Wall before
moving on again.

Antonine Wall

Next, and final target, was the Royal Terrace Hotel in Edinburgh where we duly
arrived at 6.30pm.

Tomorrow we tour Edinburgh and environs.
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