Saturday, October 06, 2012

We stayed at the Holly Tree last night

This great picture is from a lovely website about old Appin
It shows the Oban steamer leaving Kentallen Pier, probably around the turn of the century. There is the old railway line down there with Kentallen Station, which is now the lovely Holly Tree hotel.

Once a week, people from these parts went into Oban for their shopping, until they built the railway line.
This was renowned as one of the most beautiful railway lines in the world, running alongside the shore all the way down to Stalker Castle. Then it was closed by Dr. Beeching.

The old line ran behind our cottage. Jessie, our lovely neighbour, tells of the times when her son came home from school each day, the driver slowed down, the boy would throw his satchel out then himself into his back garden. You can see the railway jobsworths doing that to-day can't you?

We stayed last night at the Holly Tree. The sun shone all day yesterday and all day to-day. To look out on this view is bliss.

Last week's guests write in our book. "What a place to bring my new wife! ....stunning scenery around every corner, makes me proud to be a Scot!

The best walks in Glencoe Ben Nevis, go climb it Munros are over 3,000 feet Some Munros are easy Glencoe rock climbing Skiing in Glencoe is excellent again New cycle tracks around Glencoe There are lovely beaches and bays around Glencoe Accommodation Fort William Golf on the West coast Tour the Highlands You can cruise the West coast Driving around glencoe on snow and ice - Tips

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