From Loch Etive to Port Appin…..



Loch Etive, Argyll

From Loch Etive to Port Appin is a stretch of West Highland coast that is distinctive in in its beauty.  Access northwards to this part of the Argyll is via the Connel Bridge, itself a tribute to the art and skill of the Victorian Railway construction companies.  Today the railway is long gone and the bridge makes way for the road.


Connel Bridge over the tidal Falls of Lora

The coast road runs alongside Lochs with evocative names such Etive, Ardmucknish, Creran, Linnhe.  Bays, beaches and boats, hills and seascapes, rocky cliffs and wooded shores, big open skies….villages with Tea Rooms with that Mediterranean feel. You might also find the occasional Red Phone Box now converted into a local library…. even a Castle on its own Island plus there is of course the occasional old croft just ready for conversion to a summer home.  Glad we took our home with us…. cannot get much better views to wake to for the 6 days we were here.

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Castle Stalker and Loch Linnhe

9th October

(C) David Oakes 2017