Monday, April 01, 2013


The Highlands have had wonderful weather this winter. Absolutely brilliant. Such a shame that there have been so many mountain accidents. Now everyone had decided to visit Oban for a day.

The best restaurant in Oban is on the old North Pier. Called Ee-usk for some reason it does very well. Many awards for seafood.

On Saturday the manager, Chris Kennedy, saw a minke whale in the harbour and took this pic. Now tourists are flocking there over east.

It was initially thought that the young sperm whale had become stranded in shallow water but the Coastguard confirmed on Sunday that this was not the case.
Chris Kennedy, told STV News: “The restaurant is full of people whale-spotting with their binoculars over lunch. I thought it was a humpback whale and others thought it was a sperm whale. There are lots of boats circling in the bay trying to get a glimpse of it.”
Mr Kennedy added: “We’ve been here ten years and we’ve never seen a whale in the bay before.”
A spokesman for Stornoway Coastguard said the whale was not stranded and therefore there was no need to launch a rescue operation.

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1 comment:

Kela said...

Wow! Scotland looks absolutely gorgeous (I hope to visit it someday!) and whales are just amazing. I actually pet a mother and baby grey whale in the wild at Mexico's Magdelina Bay. That was an experience! Keep up with your blog :) It looks nice. Mine is

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