In August I once again made a trip to Oban - this time it went like this:
Train from Wylam to Kilmarnock and then cycle to Ardrossan. Ferry to Brodick on Arran. A quick run over the top to Lochranza and then a ferry to Kintyre. Then a 68 mile ride to Oban. I got to the Youth Hostel at 10 pm! Altogether 110 miles - a great ride though but I must admit to being a bit tired at the end of it!!
The trip was mainly to look at my new project in Oabn and theat is to look at interpetation panels along the shorefront. I will be posting more stuff about this over the next few weeks.
But I wrote a poem when I was there, I was waiting for an otter to appear - along the harbour near to the Youth Hostel. It didn't but I watched a Cal-Mac ferry arrive from Mull and a sunset behind Bienn More!
Here it is:
The clouds flow over Bienn More
Waves slap the bare backsides
Of rock, not new
Born, but ancient
I wait for otters stirring
Herring gull flaps by
The sun, sinks
And is swallowed
And the cold is felt
The clouds now