After a delicious breakfast
we took the ferry to Kerrera just south of Oban. The scarcely populated
island (35 inhabitants) offers various hiking opportunities - we went
for the round trip along the southern half with the ruins of Gylen
Castle along the way.
Our first stop after the start at the jetty was at the Lower Gylen Tea Garden. We could not resist to have some tea and a cake.
Little Horse Shoe Bay
Gylen Castle is not far from the Tea House. The impressive ruin sits on a promontory overlooking the sea.
After exploring the ruin and its
surroundings we went on. We saw many sheep on the way, which were quite
unimpressed by our presence.
are also some tiny settlements consisting of just one or two houses
scattered over the island. After 4 hours we were back at the jetty
Back at our car at Gallanach
Road we headed south for the "Bridge over the Atlantic". The bridge
dating from the 18th century connects the island of Seil with the
mainland. On Seil and the even smaller Easdale slate has been quarried until the mid-20th century.
the Atlantic Bridge
On our way back to Benderloch we made a short detour to
Ardchattan Kirk at Loch Etive with its picturesque graveyard.
To the next day =>