I just up and set up a trip to Oban and have chosen what I hope will be a fantastic B&B within a five minute walk to town. I'll be driving from the East coast of Scotalnd and will just take the ferry (or boat) to the island(s). Apart from reading as many msg board posts as I can before I leave tomorrow (July 6th), I wondered if anyone would please take the time to suggest a few things for me to do. My heart is for adventure and experiencing God's creation and so I'd like to have my central place at my B&B and every morning wake up early and head off to Mull, maybe find a mountain to hike up (perhaps you can recommend one or two?), eat lunch from my backpack, and then find a coastline or rock formation to explore for hours...and then head back across to Oban to have a late dinner, sleep, and wake up and do it all over again.
People are recommending Fingals Cave in Staffa, Iona (I guess to see the Abbey), and to see the puffins, wherever they are. I'd love to see some whales as well. I've thought about renting a bicycle too when I am there. I wonder if I can meet someone who can take me fishing. I'll buy snacks and sandwiches and so forth before I leave, and remember bug spray! My trip is open ended and so I can take longer than 3 days if need be. I also thought about driving up to Skye for the latter half of the week and doing the same thing. I'll be going alone, it's just me and God on this adventure. I've never done anything like this before. I should come back stronger and better :)
Thank you for your time.