ABC Wednesday ~ O is for…

O is for Oban, Scotland ~

Oban is the gateway to the Isles.

 

Oban is on the west coast of Scotland.

Oban is the frontier between the West Highlands and the Islands; the meeting place between land and sea. A perfect, sheltered harbour makes it the principal seaport for the Isles and the capital of the West Highlands. It has a mild, temperate climate, warmed by the Gulf Stream and washed (too often, some might say) by the soft rain that often falls hereabouts. This misty, briny character, with a background of heather and peat, is perfectly echoed in the malt whisky produced at Oban.

 

We travelled to Oban in May of 2006 and enjoyed a couple nights here. Our favorite part of this stay was our day trip to the Isle of Iona via the Isle of Mull. Our tour of the Oban Distillery was an extra treat for Dear…

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ht: Dave for Oban photos…

Photobucket is holding all my photos from 2007-2015 hostage and they have blacked them all out. I’m slowly working at restoring my posts without their help. Such a tiresome bother!

43 thoughts on “ABC Wednesday ~ O is for…

  1. WOW! Ellen – such a nice visit you have in Scotland! I would love to go there some day.

    I am curious to see your green glassware!! I don’t think I have seen those. I have seen the red and blue, and even amber… but green glassware for Christmas… ooooh, that would be so lovely!

  2. If Oban has a tourism board, they need to hire you ASAP. I never heard of the place, but after reading your description I’m dyin’ to go there. And your photos … Wow. One beautiful shot after another. You have a wonderful blog!

  3. Fantastic place! I have always wanted to go to Scotland. Maby I will go ther with my godson. He’s father is from Edinburg. So he can be my guide and then I can look in to many nice places;)

    You have wonderful photos and very lovely O:)

    Have fun:)

  4. You should be paid compensation by the tourist bureau in Great Britain. You have been a wonderful ambasador for these special places.

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