Summertime in Scotland

Oban was not the final stop in our Scottish tour, but it will be the final stop in the blog section… until our layover in Iceland.

Oban - Scotland, 2014

Thanks to a great tip from a co-worker, we sought out the local Wetherspoons pub in nearly every city we visited (except Portree).  I can’t remember if I’ve mentioned this yet, but this was a huge part of our trip.  Wetherspoons is a massive pub chain throughout the UK which offers very reasonably priced and decent food, many items on the menu even include a beer!  It was love at first sight, and in the end I think we made it to about 7 of them.  A real culinary tour of Scotland.  But seriously the food was so expensive most places, Wetherspoons was a godsend. 

But you probably don’t come to this site looking for restaurant reviews (if you do, here is another one from earlier this year in Calgary…), so all I need to say about this photo is that it was the best located Wetherspoons we encountered, right on the water in the harbour, which really reminded us of Victoria.  And it was steak night.  This actually did qualify as our first hot day too, something that made Lindsay very happy since she finally got to wear some of the summer clothes she packed for our “summer” vacation.

Wetherspoons, Oban - Scotland, 2014

Aside from the Wetherspoons visit, our time in Oban was basically just a gorgeous summer evening spent walking around the harbour eating ice cream.  Here is a little of what that looked like. 

Oban - Scotland, 2014

Oban - Scotland, 2014

Oban - Scotland, 2014

Oban - Scotland, 2014

Oban - Scotland, 2014

Oban - Scotland, 2014

Oban - Scotland, 2014

For whatever reason I was not inspired to take the camera out at all during our time in Glasgow, so you’ll have to take my word for it that we were there.  I promise we were.  Our time there was mostly spent just hanging out at more Wetherspoons and drinking Irn Bru anyway.

The final stop on this tour was 24 hours in Reykjavik, Iceland.  I like Iceland.