Today is the day Randy gets a little stressed out. He’ll never admit it, and he doesn’t read this blog (and besides it’s MY story) so I’ll say he gets stressed out. Nevertheless, he stayed listening to music at the pub a little late last night and was a wee bit groggy. Leaving Edinburgh last year was sort of easy, but maneuvering Glacow could prove challenging, especially driving on the other side of the road in a car with the steering wheel on the other side.
However, we successfully got out of Glasgow and headed to Tarbert, our destination before heading to Islay. It is close to the ferries and a cute little town.
Along the way we stop at “Rest and Be Thankful” which divides two glens. From this viewpoint you can see the old valley road, engineered by General Wade (below).
Stopped at Loch Fyne Oyster Bar for some soup and Scottish salmon.
And later in Inverness for a few drinks and shopping.
Successfully we arrive inTarbert (below) and check into our hotel, the Knap Guest House, where we were greeted by our host Allstair. He suggests a restaurant (Starfish) and a pub (The corner bar) which we happily go to.
Dinner at the StarFish was excellent and I’m sorry to say I forgot to take a “before” picture. Here is my meal, AFTER. Fettuccini with scallops and muscles. Randy had Sea Bass.
Again, I am amazed at the daylight here in the summer. It is now 10:17 and bright outside. The end of the “Viking games” is today and I hear bagpipes marching down the street. Time to go to bed. Early morning ferry…….Tomorrow, Islay!