4 September 2019
Okay, Scotland. We’ll just get the ferry from Craignure to Oban, and then drive the fairly good 160 km’s to Glasgow.
Nope, said Scotland. I’m not done with you yet. Besides, on your way to Mull, I heard you made fun of a village called Strontian. So I think I’ll throw you one last curve ball.
The ferry to Oban had been cancelled because of bad weather at Oban. Even though we had some sunshine. So we were forced to take the ferry to Lochaline, and head back to… well.. Strontian (we’re sorry for making fun at you, Strontian), before we head east to a short ferry trip to Corran, and then head on via the Glencoe valley, before we head south through the Trossachs National park towards Glasgow. And we are slowly but surely shutting down on Scotland, so let’s just get this over with. And with a delivery truck in front of us, single lane roads will be so much easier. Just follow the truck. The cars from the front will most definitely make way for a big truck heading their way.
Well – once again Scotland decided to award us with some of its beauty. The Glencoe valley just takes your breath away. And with all the rain, the mountains had erupted in cascading waterfalls. How is it possible that one country can have so much beauty?
We stopped for a late lunch in a little town on the bank of Loch Lomond. Luss is a conservation village. In its centre is a small lane with the quaintest cottages. Boat trips on Loch Lomond seems to be a popular thing to do, apart from simply browsing through the 2 or 3 artsy shops. We had a great lunch at a cafe, before tackling the last bit to Glasgow.
To me – that is almost it now for our holiday. We are heading back to Dublin tomorrow, and taking a slight breather before flying back home the day thereafter. It’s been the longest holiday we have ever had abroad, even though it doesn’t actually feel like it has been that long. Without a doubt, we have seen the most breathtaking landscapes and views that we have ever seen. We had some fabulous surprise moments, and, to be honest, some ‘oh well’ moments. If we had to do it again, we may want to change some things. But in the end, both Ireland and Scotland are just exquisite countries to visit.