This sight greeted us at a petrol station that we stopped at in Tyndrum on our way up to Oban, our crossing point to the Isle of Mull.
Our coachdriver stopped so DH could photograph this mirror-like reflection. A few minutes later and the surface was ruffled by the wind.
This is McCaig's Tower in Oban, a folly that was built to give the local unemployed some work.
Who could resist this sweet little spaniel waiting patiently at an upstairs window for his master/mistress to come home?
You are probably wondering, as was I, what these people were doing with a tent on a layby. Sadly I din't find out but I did realise that they probably had their hoods up to deter the midges as it wasn't raining.
I always like a good reflection and this one was at the ferry in Oban.
If you click on the image above you should see the remains of crabs thrown back into the water at Fionnport, the ferry point for crossing to Iona.
I would have loved a walk on this beach at Fionnport.
Above is the rare landscape of the Machair . We must have arrived at just the right time as the flowers were beautiful. We were lucky enough to hear a corncrake too as we walked along, a rare sound indeed! (If you follow the link for the corncrake you can click on a button to listen to its distinctive cry).
These photos show the Abbey and its attendant graveyard where ancient Kings of Scotland, Ireland and Norway are buried. We only had time to grab a snap as we hurried back to catch the ferry. Another reason to return.
What a beautiful place to be remembered.
The children of Iona had been busy decorating their cycle shelter.
And finally for this post, a few texture images for you.
The fungi on the tree in the image above reminded me exactly where the inspiration for the windchime I had bought earlier in Cockermouth had come from.
Till next time.......