On Saturday we took the Forest Walk from Craignure to Torosay Castle, which was - of course - closed. But you could walk around the gardens and with a bit of luck we managed to get into the self-service Tearoom. And then we took the VERY long walk to Duart Castle and back again. It took the whole day and my legs are still a bit sore. It's was a good weekend anyway. What did you do? I'm going to see Vashti Bunyan tonight (finally!).
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Trout Fishing In Tobermory
We didn't do any fishing, sorry. But most people who live there probably do - when it's not pouring that is. The Isle Mull, that's where we went last weekend I should say. I don't think many other people did. One, because it's winter and all the tourist stuff is closed. Two, because it's a weekend and everthing else is closed too (there weren't even any buses operating on Mull on a Sunday!). And three, because there'd been storm strength wind and rain for several days and most of the ferries were cancelled. But we stayed in Oban for a night, and luckily the wind decreased a bit the next day so we could go over to Craignure. Then we had to stay THERE for the night because if we'd gone to Tobermory there would have been no way for us to get home on Sunday. We did go there for a few hours though and had a look around. It's was fun, despite the rain. The distilleries in Tobermory and Oban were closed but luckily they sold their stuff in the local shops. Craignure was SMALL, I didn't even see any shops there. There was an inn though, and the owner had a very friendly dog and cuddly cat. I may not have catched any trout, but I did EAT some delicious hot-smoked trout at the inn.