I started with a walk along the sea front in hope of seeing Black Guillimots again and I wasn't disappointed. Some research advised me that there approx 30 pairs nesting here.. I found where that was.. they nest in holes in the sea wall.. amazing sights.. I saw at least 25 at one time.
So have some pics of birds and mostly Black Guillimots
oh.. and a Herring Gull (I believe)....
I went on a boat trip out to see seals... again not disappointed... lovely to see them. However trying to take pics from a rocking and rolling boat was a challenge to say the least!!
I'd walked along the seafront quite a bit, so some pics and also of views seen from the boat
and finally, I walked to the North end of Oban bay to visit Dunollie House and Castle - now a ruin. Dunollie is still today the ancestral home of the Clan MacDougall having been there since 1745.
Had a rather nice smoked Salmon lunch with Oatcakes on arrival at Dunollie, and then had a wander.
Dunollie seen from the boat
Thought of OC when I saw this!!
A good day and lovely to be unorganised in terms of the coach trip and have a day on my own.. the weather however seems to be breaking.. getting cloudy and the wind is definitely picking up speed.