What a week it has been – clear blue sky and even quite warm at times. An ‘away day’ to the west was called for and it was wonderful. So much so that we were reluctant to head home and sat on the pier at Oban just enjoying the evening sunshine and watching the boats. Blue sky, blue sea, primroses in abundance – especially along the banks of the Crinan Canal, favourite walk for the dogs at the beaver lake, delicious lunch at Kilmartin Museum cafe and amazing views out to the islands. West is best – on a day like this.