Around Oban

Time for a few days around the tourist trap of Oban, on the west coast of Scotland.  It’s a busy wee town, and very popular with visitors.

oban_02.jpg

There still seems to be a bit of a fishing industry in Oban, there were quite a few boats bobbing about.  As a seafood fan for me this is a good thing.

oban_01.jpg

Overlooking the town is McCaig’s Tower.  Local rich dude commissioned it to keep local stonemasons busy when their work ran dry, a fine civic gesture I think.

oban_03.jpg

It’s a folly, which means it doesn’t serve any practical purpose, although it’s very prominent position makes it one of the town’s main tourist attractions.

oban_04.jpg

A nice garden inside the tower leads out to a truly stunning view over the town and the water.

oban_05.jpg

It certainly helped that the weather was behaving itself.  These are rare days on the west coast, that’s for sure.

oban_06.jpg

I’d love to know what wealthy celebrity owns that big white yacht.

oban_07.jpg

Some shots around the coast just north of Oban now.  That yacht is still anchored, above.  Below, a Calmac ferry is in the distance – apparently Oban is known as the Gateway to the Isles because of all the ferries that come and go.  I wonder if the young bloke caught anything that day?

oban_08.jpg

Not sure if this small lighthouse still works, it seems to be a popular corner for folk to hang out though.

oban_09.jpg

My lovely wife contemplating the view.  It’s still May, so although nice and sunny the wind was a bit chilly.

oban_10.jpg

These last two photos are from further round the coast where things are a bit more sheltered.

oban_11.jpg

Round here there was some cracking wee beaches which were really popular, understandably so.  Quite difficult to get a nice scenery photo without getting a person in shot.

oban_12.jpg

So that’s another great break in Scotland.  When the weather’s like that who needs a foreign holiday?  Well OK, maybe once in a while!

All photos taken on Fuji Superia 200 film, with the Canon AE-1 Program.

This entry was posted in 35mm film, Canon, Colour, Oban, Scotland. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.