Sunday, 12 October 2008

Oban

We had a lovely time in Oban, a small town on the west coast of Scotland, in the middle of glorious countryside, a confusion of lochs, mountains and islands, all in muted autumnal shades at this time of year. We stayed at the lovely Thornloe Guest house, complete with sea views, good veggie breakfasts and two delightful rabbits, Bernard (the grey one at the front) and Hoppy.
The weather was very mixed, but we got out to explore the area whatever the weather. We saw a lot of wildlife, including red deer, red squirrels and an otter (which was very exciting as we've had so many holidays in the Highlands, islands and West Coast of Scotland and this was my first otter!) I'll post more in the next few days.

7 comments:

Scot said...

SOUNDS wonderful-- the cage in the picture is beautiful

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Finding rabbits wherever you go, CGP is so wonderfully reliable ! I once traveled to that part of Scotland, I think...Plonkton, something like that, and the Islands of Skye and Rassay. My geograhy is a bit rusty, but I remember it as being quite lovely with some bugs.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Scot - thanks

D Moll - yes Plockton, Skye and Raasay, a bit further north, very lovely too. Yes bad for bugs too....

The Weaver of Grass said...

You lucky thing seeing an otter. Now you are back from Oban I would appreciate your comments on my poem "Recurring Dream" on my blog. I posted it on National Poetry Day and have had some really constructive help on making it a better poem - would love your comment too if you have time.

...deb said...

Intriguing. Gorgeous photos. Nice you had rabbits to love, too.

Rabbits' Guy said...

A pretty place ....

mansuetude said...

one can almost imagine how the sailors thought they could fall off the earth, looking at your top image. very nice.