Date: Saturday 8th June 2013
It’s always a bit of a pain when a transit day on a holiday is perfect weather. Having arrived in Oban just before midnight we felt we deserved a long lie and didn’t get up til 0700.
With a ferry trip to Mull to come, plus a bit of shopping for the SHills mini-meet at Salen we needed a short walk – so we plonked for the somewhat deceptively named Beinn Mhor.
Parked at the S end of Loch Seil where there’s space for a few cars. There’s then a track running uphill northwards to a point just 100m SW of the summit. An easy amble.
A bit of small wildlife around the track kept us distracted.
A quick pull to the summit which has rather satisfying views.
Simply reversed route back to the car. Did a quick shop in Oban’s Co-op and then did the normal worrying crawl for the last 300m to Oban’s ferry terminal to board the ferry.
A gull took station over the ferry deck mooching chips off passengers – an effortless glide.
Calmac’s Clansman ferry passed us as we crossed.
With about 30 minutes to kill we nipped round to Duart Castle to have a look. It’s a nice viewpoint.
From Duart we headed north to Salen to meet our SHills housemates for the week. An excellent bunch to spend some time with.