Earlier this week we travelled to several places in Argyll, the county we live in. First destination was Kilmartin....Scotland's richest prehistoric landscape. Prior to arriving in the village we stopped at Crinan Canal as we spotted a sailboat going through the locks. Doreen and Danny helped open and close the locks for the sailors.
Photos of Doreen's trip
On to the Isle of Seil and the village of Ellenabeich. We took a 2 hour boat trip on Seafari which was, at times, quite thrilling. Danny and I had taken the trip twice before and Doreen just loved it. We are going back for another trip in July.
After spending the night on Seil, we headed to Oban and the Calmac ferry to the Isle of Mull. After an hours trip we took a short ferry trip to the Isle of Iona, a tiny island Danny and I have visited many times. The weather was spectacular but on our walk to one of the beaches a heavy fog rolled in. It was still warm so we continued to walk. While on the island we inquired about a youth retreat for Doreen as she'd expressed an interest. Luckily we discovered there was a retreat (all ages) beginning Saturday. So we booked her for the week and she arrived there today. The retreat isn't strictly religious as it will include a boat trip, hiking, nature walks, workshops, etc.
On the drive to Oban to catch the ferry we stopped at Arduaine Garden.