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Damon & Renate's Holiday Cottages

Damon & Renate's Holiday Cottages: July 2011

Damon & Renate's Holiday Cottages

Beautiful stone cottages near Oban and on the Isle of Mull

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Location: Taynuilt, Argyll, United Kingdom

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Oban 200 years celebrations

There were cheers when the stuck lorry eventually came off the Calmac on Friday. We left for Oban nearly 2 hours later. The rumour was that the lorry had been loaded on the wrong side.

After the Taynuilt highland games we set off for Oban to join the guiness world record attempt for 'strip the willow' being danced on the street. I decided to drive the back road via Glen lonan, but was stopped for 10 mins by a different jam.

Then onto Oban where over 2000 were gathering and dancing in sets of 8. All men had to wear some tartan. People were lined up along the pavements until the police closed the road and it was all out mayhem.

Afterwards we listened to the Oban and Taynuilt Gaelic choirs on the street and had dinner at piazza with 12 of us.
We look forward to seeing the entry in next year's book!
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Saturday, 16 July 2011

Taynuilt Highland Games

Despite the wet forecast the sun came out for the afternoon and a great day was had by all.
The Taynuilt Caber still hasn't been tossed properly though and the prize money is up to £600 if anyone fancies their chances?

Friday, 15 July 2011

Damon and I are at craignure, mull, and have been watching for an hour for Calmac to get a large wagon off. They still haven't quite managed! Who knows when tge 5 o'clock ferry will leave?

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Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Kayaks and sailing

I went on a days kayaking with seafreedom in connel today. Fabulous weather, had lunch at this spot on north lismore.

We were on mull last week and watched the round of mull sailing race leave Bunessan harbour on Sunday morning.