Monday, September 02, 2019

Scottish Adventure 7. From Mallaig via Oban to Rhu, Glasgow and south to England

We were recommended to stop at Oban, if only for the seafood
and, especially, to go to the Green Shack
at the Ferry Terminal
There are numerous seafood restaurants in the harbour area
but the Green Shack has the best recommendations, a bit like Kalkies on steroids
You WILL eat with your hands, even though plastic cutlery is provided
Fresh oysters
Crabs and lobsters
More crabs
and people enjoying their food
Our Grand seafood platter for £32.50. Scallops, a lobster, crab, langoustines, lots of mussels and fresh salmon
A glass of Chenin blanc would have been enjoyed!
Watching a young gull celebrating his flying skills after lunch
and paying a quick visit to the Oban Distillery
where one can nose the whiskies free of charge. With this long drive, no tasting
R1850 per bottle
Then a last look back to the Shack before getting back on the road
Labradors love water
Last views across the bay at Oban
and then, after another couple of hours driving, our destination at Rhu (downstairs on the right)
Next day, we went to have a look at nearby Loch Lomond. It was very wet
and grey
Balloch Castle on the opposite bank, seen through a veil of rain
Then into Glasgow and a visit to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
which has all kinds of exhibits, from the painters of the Glasgow School to an early hillclimb car with two engines
Beautiful 19th Century architecture
Lynne queued for tea and a choc donut
Classic structure
and even a Spitfire flying over stuffed animals
and so, out into the street again after a very interesting afternoon
Next day, we hit the motorway south to the Lake District, but that story is for next week
This continues our short prĂ©cis of what we’ve seen and done
More detailed stories will follow in regular issues of MENU after our return to South Africa
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