A few visitors have asked that I post some photos from our short holiday in Oban. Reluctantly I oblige. I may have a better camera now but I don't have more time or peace nor even the mindset do more than 'point-and-shoot'.
This highlights two of Oban's landmarks:McCaig's Tower or Folly and Oban Distillery, the home of Oban malt whisky - one of the Classic Malt range. Last year I discovered that I used to play football with the now distillery manager - 30 years ago. Unsurprisingly we're both slightly larger than in our heyday.
I was sitting only yards from the jetty: a little beach with its turquoise sea. The photo doesn't do the scene justice.
A view looking down Loch Craignish beyond Ardfern
Twice a day a sea-plane flies to and from Glasgow to Oban bay. This greatly magnified photo shows the 'plane at the start of its take-off.
These high speed RIBS have become quite popular for tourist trips. This one - which I think was going round the island of Kerrera passed us as we took the ferry from Oban to Colonsay. Again magnified significantly. We were on one last year - great fun.
As we returned from Colonsay the wake and the sky gave this lovely pattern.
I always thought that there was something strange about religion. This photo from just outside Iona Abbey confirms my views!
You may wonder why I show these last two photos. Well, after blogging for 16 months I think it is only fair to introduce you to our children: the older is white and the younger black!!
That's not fair! How could I describe my kids so? Shame on me! I'm having a joke. Really!!
The younger one is white and the elder is black. There I've been honest now!