Mini Tour Of Scotland- Day 8, Isle of Jura to Oban by ferry (Not)

The cancellation continues. On arriving port Askig from Jura I was told the ferry to Oban was cancelled. Adoi. Not again. Anyway the next ferry out will be back to the main land the ferry back to Kenacraig is at 330pm. I had about 4 hours wait and the weather looked great, so I decided to leave my panniers at the ferry terminal office and rode off to explore more of Islay.

It was a fantastic opportunity to see more of Islay. I rode all the way to Bowmore and back with a quick visit to Caol Ila distillery and then back to the Ferry terminal to wait for the ferry back to Kenacraig. And then onwards to Tarbert again enroute to Oban by bike.

I am back to Tarbert again this time to quick shop for provision at

Coop and proceeded to search for a suitable site for wild camping.

Finally found a great spot north of Tarbert. Picked a wonderful spot with a fantastic view over the Tarbert bay.

The ground area was small and surrounded by thorny wild plants. To get there I had to walk over a rocky field but it was worth it. Had. Quick dinner with a nice sunset view and tucked in early as it was getting cooler by the minute.

Tomorrow will attempt to ride to Kilmore near Oban.

Roy whom I met at the SEA hub meeting has so generously offered to host me at his home in Kilmore.

It will be a longish 80km ride to Kilmore but I am so looking forward to it.

Goodbye Jura. It’s been nice knowing you.

A rare sunny day. Great for riding.

Final view of the Paps

Bowmore town

Fantastic roads and views. Loving this.
My wild camping spot

Time for a treat. This drinks outsells coke in Scotland !
A fantastic sunset. Goodnight.

Author: krankster

I am an avid cyclist that loves mountain biking, bike commuting and most of all bicycle touring. I am a freelance leadership coach and hope to inspire others through my cycling adventures.

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