Monday, 15 August 2011

Days out before holidays end.

No chance for a Tunnocks tea cake at Crinan - by the time we got there tea room was closed.

Friday was the last chance for a family day out before the school holidays end, and we had a meeting in Oban first thing. So it seemed like a good idea to pickup an Artmap Argyll map and head out into deepest Argyll to look at some open studios.

Took a wrong turn up a side street in Kilmartin and found this rusting safe lying on the ground. It brought to mind the contrast between back lanes in Argyll compared to looted streets in London. In fact I was surprised that anyone would have had need of a safe here.

On our way back to Oban from Lochgilphead we took the turning up Kilmichael Glen. What a wonderful detour. Lots of tin sheds but no time to stop this time. This caravan beside the covered cattle crush, number 32. Gates to open and close across the potholey single track road. Wondering if it really was alright to be driving that way. Just after this gate stop, we passed an elderly farmer coated and hooded, walking his dogs - he smiled and waved as we went past.

Loch na Keal last evening on our way home from Tiroran gallery opening.

Treshnish heather where the sheep do not graze.

Prasad found huge numbers of field gentian today on a new site. I am hoping it stays dry long enough to photograph them tomorrow.
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