Adventures in Scotland Saturday & Sunday
He took the fiddle in both o his hands
And brake it o're a stane
Saying "There'll be nae ither hand tae play on thee
When I am deid and gane
On the way to Oban we saw this old pile. The sun was shining and it was (finally) warm enough for the scent of the gorse to be detected. We walked through a large stand of gorse on the path to take this photo. When it's warm the gorse smells like coconut. I wonder what the honey would be like?
We spent the night at a hostel in Oban. The proprietor, McTavish, has a wonderful flower garden and also made all the jams in the kitchen.
There were fresh tulips everywhere.
There was a fiddle rally in Oban that evening which we attended. There were about 70 fiddlers who played medleys of traditional Scottish tunes. At one point there was a solo spot for three young pipers. They were about 14 years old and played brilliantly! After we left the rally we went searching for some traditional music. It was a quiet night but we followed our ears to find a tourist show, complete with a dancing piper. Here we are attempting Gay Gordon's.
Kilmartin & Inverary
|11th century knight grave stones|
|Cup & Ring carving (there are hundreds these)|
along the waterfront
|This was the only rainbow we saw, despite all the rain.|
and around the local mansion,
They won "Best Pub in Scotland" in 2011. The food was excellent and not too expensive. Regina and Julia had fish & chips, I think. I had grilled goat cheese with salad greens and pickle - all with some local brews, of course!