Even on a wet day

Just wandering around Oban it’s great to see everything open up and everyone out enjoying the waterfront. Just wander along the south pier and you will see a special gem of the Seafood Capital. The green shack on the pier. It is a simple shed with a big open air eating area under cover. You can watch your seafood being cooked before your eyes. The ultimate is a seafood platter which is a delicious array of locally sourced seafood but today I enjoyed a huge portion of mussels in garlic and white wine for £4.95 Delicious and Affordable… Even on a wet day!

Watching the Ferries

Is there anything more enjoyable than watching boats. The esplanade allows exactly this. The Calmac ferries pass to and fro on a regular basis and always make me wonder where they are going. The skill of the crew maneuvering them into the dock is some feat. Today I have just spotted Lord of the Isles returning from Barra. Looking out of the bay I can see the island of Kerera with Mull behind and my imagination is sparked into thinking about just how many islands can be easily reached from here.

Cherry blossom

All over the country the cherry blossom is stunning at this time of year. Oban is no exception and as you walk along the esplanade the colour lifts the panorama towards Dunollie. There are more beautiful pink blossom trees hidden in the side streets. Here you can hide from the busier hub down town. Why not challenge yourself with the steep steps up to the top of the town. These are called Jacobs Ladder and if you still feel fit at the top of them you must be ready for the Olympics! Just head up Argyll Street and then turn left past the church and the stairs await you.