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Friday, 26 June 2009

Island Hopping with the Glebe-Day 4 Oban

Ok Ok Oban is on the mainland,but i need to be in Oban to get to Islands.
Oban was heaving when i arrived,it looked as though everybody and his uncle were here,which was why i couldn't get into the SYHA hostel and instead booked a bed in a dorm at Oban Backpackers.
I had no idea what to expect here,but it's turned out to be a great place.There's free wi-fi and coffee and tea.Great showers,and the dorms aren't bad.Lots of nationalities booked in.Australians mostly run the place.The dorms aren't separated into male and female,i was in the company of two young canadian ladies,two young australian ladies and a young couple from Switzerland.
Once i was settled in,i used the cooking facilities to feed myself then headed out for a look around.
What can i say about Oban,it really is a picture.It has an unrivalled reputation for having the best seafood restaurants in Scotland,and every time i've been here i've gone away with happy memories.
As the evening draws on i watch the Mull Ferry leave...
...St Columba's Cathedral stands out like a beacon to the faithful...
...and it's a beautiful sunset.
Earlier i'd been talking to Marty from Highland Experience The Best Way to Experience Scotland
who talked of checking out the Ceilidh House of Skipinnish.
I got a couple of minutes of good music for YouTube later.
So nearing midnight that was supposed to end day 4.
Maybe it was the mushrooms on the Port Ellen to Kennacraig ferry that did it,but i suffered a really bad bout of IBS,and didn't sleep well at all.
My enjoyment of Mull and day five would be tempered by my tiredness and a developing mouth ulcer.

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