We left the Isle of Bute taking the Rhubodach to Colintraive ferry.
We drove along both sides of Loch Fyne and past the Loch Fyne Oyster Bar, which we probably should have stopped at but as Tony was leading the way and knew it would only cost him money, we flew past!
We carried on through Inverary, which looked nice and stopped at Lochgilphead for some essential provisions and had a short stop at the Crinan Canal which is nine miles long and connects the village of Ardrishaig on Loch Gilp with the Sound of Jura, providing a navigable route between the Clyde and the Inner Hebrides, without the need for a long diversion around the Kintyre peninsula. The Crinan Canal has 15 locks and is crossed by seven bridges, six swing bridges and a retractable bridge. Tony helped with opening and closing the lock gates for the 37′ sailing boat and then said to me “Do you know the boat that we will be holidaying with Sue & Ron in Greece, is 3′ longer than this and I hope that Ron knows what he is doing!” Ron you know who you are and I have complete confidence in you! The towpath is part of National Cycle Network route 78.
We stopped near Kilmartin for lunch and Jill took a look at the standing stones and stone circles.
The drive to Oban to catch the ferry to the Isle of Mull was very scenic and we are now camped on a waterfront pitch at Craignure, Isle of Mull and heading for the local hotel for their steak and wine night!