Scotland 7: Day 12

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03.13.18 | Oban Hostel | 21:01

I was hoping that the rainclouds were on their way out. This morning I woke up to a partly cloudy sky and thought it would be turn out to be perfect conditions to record some videos of the surrounding area. After a few minutes, however, the clouds came back in and the rain started. I don’t know if it even let up all day.

After breakfast, I went to the Oban War and Peace Museum. This was fascinating- free, of course, but they do ask you for a donation on your way out. What fascinated me the most was the old pictures of the Oban area from way back in the 1850s. I learned that there are quite a few caves aroudn the Oban area and in one of these they found the human remains of up to 20 different people. When they dated the remains, they leaned that it was from a people that lived here about 6000 years ago!

Instead of lunch, I got some treats at the Oban Chocolate Company, on the shoreline. I drank some bitter hot chocolate and had a little piece of cheesecake. I guess I need to restart my diet again tomorrow- we’ll see how long this lasts. I’m guessing it won’t be very long until I cheat again. I tell myself it’s ok since I’m on vacation, but I tell myself that the rest of the year as well.

I went to another fish restaurant for dinner. This one was a bit more expensive but had a nicer menu, and I was also paying for a more classic dining experience. Plus the servers were incredible. I don’t see that a whole lot in the U.K. because most of them think you don’t want to be bothered. Many servers over here won’t even check on you until you flag them down. I guess that’s a good thing if you want to eat in peace.


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