Today I head for Oban in the West Highlands.
|I've featured it before but the Connel Bridge (once rail now road) makes for a grand photo.|
And it's worth taking a walk across the bridge for the views up and down Loch Etive.
Looking west to the sea. As you can see there is a large flow as the tide goes out and the water from the loch rushes through the narrows
|I tend to avoid Oban in summer as it's choked with tourists but things have quietened down now.|
|Here's a house with a splendid view of Asknish Bay and the islands of Shuna and Luing|
|I head down a minor road along the Craignish peninsular. Here is something old even by Scottish standards. The Old Parish church dates from about 1200.|
|Some ancient stone coffins|
|Coffin lids with carvings of swords|
|Further on I know I'm on the real back roads when I meet a gate.|
|The road ends here with great views to the Isle of Jura. The twin hills in the distance being the Paps (breasts) of Jura|
|An old jetty|