Inveraray from the opposite side of the Loch.
We went up a super single track road and over the hilltops through Argyll Forest Park.
Now there is a useful field if you were trying to get to sleep – One, Two, Three, Four… (Do countries other than the UK have the tradition that counting sheep is a way of going to sleep?).
At Lochgoilhead we passed a number of unusual wooden houses with roofs of some sort of crinkly tin.
We went down the side of Loch Goil and then alongside Loch Long to Blairmore where we studied the birds like this Shag.
Immature Herring Gulls star-fish fishing.
A traditional phone box at Blairmore with Greenock lighthouse on the far shore
And the traditional pillar box. Note the absence of the Royal Cipher for Queen Elizabeth II. There was no Queen Elizabeth I of Scotland so the Elizabethan cipher was left off Scottish boxes.
Another Post Office has bitten the dust.
Partner-who-loves-tea is off to investigate the pier. She loves piers.
This one has recently been restored by public subscription and there are memorial plaques on it.
I tried to catch this chap casting but I missed!
We spotted some Red Deer near Dunoon.
The Ferry comes into Dunoon.
Oystercatchers at Dunoon.
This is Dunselma Castle – it is for sale – any offers? Built in 1885-1886, as a sailing lodge for wealthy 19th century industrialist, James Coates, Dunselma Castle is deliberately prominent to flaunt the conspicuous wealth of its owner. Standing above Strone point, it also enjoys fantastic views of Loch Long, the Holy Loch and the Firth of Clyde.
The woods have some lovely mosses and ferns.
And back to Inveraray.