A return to Oban


This is night No. 22/2021 living in the caravan. Now at the Oban C&CC Site near Barcaldine in Argyll. 

I've been at this site many times in the past in my campervan and caravans. I even had a part seasonal pitch here in 2019, so quite a nostalgic visit! The site did not open at all in 2020, and it was nice to see it looking good. New wardens and the place very well kept.

Stopped at Inglismaldie, a short distance from home, to give the dogs a bit of a walk before our 4hr drive across the country.

The drive was in lovely weather. This was a bit of a strange booking; I had 2 separate bookings of 2 night which I'd booked at separate times, and the warden told me that for the first 2 nights, I would have to go in a 'no awning' pitch for 2 nights, then move to an 'awning' pitch for nights 3 & 4. I explained that I needed an awning pitch to house all my stuff (having a tiny caravan) and they were very accommodating. To keep my distance from the adjacent caravans, they suggested I go in 'nose first' and pitch the awning on the grass next to my pitch. Absolutely perfect solution, and they even gave me a help pushing it in!

Having no windows at the front of my Puck, this was a fine arrangement.

After getting set up and filling with water etc, took the dogs for a good run around the forest next door and it's excellent walking.

The dogs are very familiar with these woods having walked them for months in 2019!

After finishing setting up, headed into nearby Benderloch to pick up odds and ends at the shop there, and took the dogs for a walk along to the beach near the village.

The weather was fantastic, as were the views south down the Firth of Lorn.

Spotted a couple of paddlers with a spaniel onboard.

And south, the C&MC affiliated site at Ledaig looked busy, it is a good site.

The weather has been fantastic today, warm and sunny, but slightly cooler than yesterday.


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