Yesteday I decided to take “the shed” for a run. It has not broken down or presented me with a bill or MOT failure for 2 weeks so I decided what it needed, since the weather was so good on Friday, was a run up the North West. I had in mind the Mull of Kintyre, but this is Scotland and as such, sunshine is a commodity and you need to follow the weather so I didn’t go down the Mull of Kintyre but instead headed up North. I hit the A82 and decided by Tarbert where the road splits that the Sunshine was not to be had in the Southwest, but rather the North. Driving up Loch Lomond was slow work. A bus and an HGV meeting at the narrow section before the traffic lights on the way to Ardlui kinda brings all to a standstill. At Crianlarch, the weather is rather agreeable. Rather than do what I always do, I head to Tyndrum and take the A85 down to Dalmally and Loch Awe. This particular stetch demonstrates the E320cdi sport in the best light, nice grunty engine, firm suspension and sports seats hold you in place, as you travel and well, ahem, speeds that are best not told. Here was the view. The shed looking rather purposeful outside the Loch Awe Hotel The Hotel itself used to be a railway hotel, and indeed there is a station there, and its on the Oban line. Only 4 trains a day, so if you miss it, it’s a long wait. The train line itself offers very scenic views and is a good way to get to Oban from Glasgow, but I would rather drive. A certain person may recognize here A further clue For those coming on the highland road trip you will get to see this too. If not, too bad, my pictures will have to do. I am at Connell. There is an airport here and I believe the water plane from Glasgow lands near here too. Naturally I was getting hungry by this point, and I was told there was a good place to eat in “Port Appin”. What a shame I had a tenner in my wallet and a growling belly. Some Atlantic prawns seemed a nice lunch. What about the views. As you can see they are absolutely rubbish. Quite why you would drive here when you can go to KFC in Glasgow beats me….NOT!!!! The weather has picked up somewhat, and this is a theme for the rest of the day.