Rainbow over Oban, Scotland

This morning was characterised by a mix of rain and sunshine.

We departed our lodgings at Tarbert about 9.30 am and then proceeded a short trip south on Harris to visit a Harris Tweed outlet and Art Gallery, both of which were located in the same area known as Grose Bay, somewhat remote and with good views of the mountains and coast. As usual in the part of Harris the roads were narrow and occasionally populated by small groups of sheep and lambs oblivious to the rules of the road.

Grose Bay, Harris, Scotland

Video clip of Grose Bay.

Next, we returned to Tarbert to connect with the 11.50 ferry crossing to Uig, Isle of Skye, a journey which lasted about 90 minutes in reasonably calm sea conditions.

Tarbert, Harris, Scotland

On arrival at Uig we drove down the east of the island stopping first at Isleornsay to visit an Art Gallery and then finally connecting with the 4.00pm ferry from Armadale to Mallaig, a journey which offered good views of the Knoydart Peninsula.

Isleornsay, Skye, Scotland

Knoydart Peninsula. Scotland

Upon arrival at Mallaig we drove down the west coast, stopping first at Glenfinnan where we viewed the Glenfinnan Viaduct and Glenfinnan Monument.

Glenfinnan Viaduct, Scotland

Glenfinnan Monument, Scotland

After Glenfinnan, we continued south via Fort William ( with views of the Nevis Range of mountains), Loch Linnhe and Appin arriving at Oban about 5.15pm. Later that evening, a superb rainbow was witnessed over Oban.

Weather this afternoon was cold with intermittent showers of rain and hail.

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