The only place I had previously visited in Scotland was Edinburgh. Our aim was to get a general overview of the Scottish Highlands on a winding circular route ending in Edinburgh, where we were meeting with family. Richard had memories of grey, damp and dismal holidays around these parts. Fortunately the holiday far exceeded our expectations, the weather was amazing and meant the landscapes were a kaleidoscope of colour.
Our arrival at the Loch Fyne Hotel at Inveraray was very welcome after a day spent driving. We had stopped for lunch south of Loch Lomond (the salty soup cafe) and later for a wander around the shores. We arrived at the hotel in time for a gentle swim in the pool.
With our evening meal I experienced my first taste of an oyster (only one, but it was on my bucket list). It came with lemon juice so it just tasted of lemon juice really. Although not unpleasant it was strange to think you are eating something that it is still alive.
After an agreeable nights stay we had a quick wander around the town of Inveraray before continuing our journey.