Land's End to John O'Groats Cycletouring Trip Part 2

Day 9 - Lochgilphead to Oban

Stocking up on food this morning, I went into the rather small Spar shop which had a very good range of supplies. I had a couple of fresh baguettes made up for me here and loaded the usual one day's supplies and chocolate biscuits.

I set off towards Oban and was given a hoot by Duncan as he passed me further up the road in his van. I caught up with Dave at Kilmartin and sustained another puncture, the 3rd in three days.

Near Oban, Dave branched off down a side road to see the 'Atlantic Bridge'. I didn't fancy the extra 5 miles each way so I carried on to Oban where I joined the end of a queue of traffic. I walked the bike in to town and located the SYHA hostel. Booked in here at £12 a night in a 10 bed dorm.

I bought two new inner tubes from a bike shop in Oban which I was hoping would stop the problem with punctures. Entering Oban I had seen signs for a ceilidh this evening, and Dave had seen them too when he arrived, so we went to the church hall and had a good night dancing. The music was extremely good.

Photograph of the standing stones at Kilmartin
The standing stones at Kilmartin

Photograph of the castle at Kilmartin
The castle at Kilmartin

Photograph of the village organic store at Kilmartin
The village/organic stores at Kilmartin

Photograph showing a view of Loch Feochan, near Oban
Loch Feochan

Photograph of the band at the ceilidh in Oban
The Ceilidh Bandidos!

Image of a promotional flyer for the Big Birl Ceilidh featuring the Ceilidh Bandidos!

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