Bed and Breakfast had been booked in Oban.
It was important that we had a contingency plan.
Thankfully the PS Waverley’s advertised sailing took place.
There was no need to resort to PLAN B – travel from Tiree to Oban by the ferry.
Our arrival at Oban’s North Pier was just after 7:30pm.
It was turning out to be a beautiful evening.
You wanted to be out enjoying it.
When on the Mainland you need to make the most of your visit.
We had less than 20 hours before sailing back to our home on Tiree.
Later that evening we made a quick trip to one of Oban’s supermarkets.
As we made our way back to our accommodation we were forced to stop.
Oban Bay was being transformed by a most colourful sunset.
Mobile phones were being used as cameras.
Camera’s were poised on tripods.
It was dramatic.
Oban is crowned by the folly known as McCaig’s Tower.
Surrounded by mountains, Oban and its bay sit in a natural amphitheatre.
On this occasion it was as if the spotlight was on the various ships in the bay.
There were additional ship movements.
The MV Isle of Lewis was delayed due to a funeral service in Barra.
This resulted in the MV Clansman having to temporarily move off its berth.
The Isle of Lewis made a quick turn around.
For passengers it would mean arriving in Barra in the early hours.
The berth vacated the MV Clansman once again approached the linkspan.
The Paddle Steamer Waverley looks so small in this particular setting.
Yet for its 70 years of age it has a remarkable turn of speed.
It was a great excursion enriched by the sunset.
The following day we would continue to make the most of our time in Oban.
Then at 3:00pm we would be aboard the MV Clansman bound for Tiree.
For this evening we would rest content after a memorable day.