Bev and I got married at the end of April at Barcaldine castle, near Oban. For our honeymoon we had an apartment overlooking Oban bay, with excellent views of the bay and the ships! There wasn’t a great variety in the ships, mostly the same few ferries and fish farm vessels, however different locations and lighting meant I took a lot of photos.
The view from the apartment looking over Kerrera to Mull.
CORUISK arriving in the bay was the first ship taken.
ISLE OF MULL heads out to Craignure.
The Hessle built LOCH STRIVEN arrives from Lismore.
LORD OF THE ISLES arrives from Barra.
The fish (salmon) processing vessel AQUA SCOTIA arriving – she collects fish from the farms and offloads to road transport.
The largest ferry to run regular from Oban, the CLANSMAN arrives from Coll/Tiree.
An evening arrival, against the light, HAVGULL carries fish food to the many farms around the area.
HMS CHARGER berthed in the marina.
Having discharged, AQUA SCOTIA heads south to collect another cargo.
From the same company, the small support vessel AQUA STADT arrives for the North pier.
CLANSMAN heading out on the 0700 sailing.
A full house on the North pier, with SIMON PRINCESS pulling away to head out.
HMS CHARGER at the marina..
… with HMS ARCHER also berthed there.
ISLE OF MULL pulls away from the terminal.
The live fish carrier VIKING SAGA clears the North pier to head down the Sound of Kerrera.
LORD OF THE ISLES arriving, a quick turnaround then off again.
AQUA SCOTIA returns with another expensive load.
ISLE OF MULL approaching the terminal at Oban.
The Whitby built HAVILAH arriving for North pier.
HAVGULL charging outward again.
Another fish farm support vessel, HELEN RICE, sailing from the North pier.
On a dreich afternoon, CLANSMAN heads south down the Sound of Kerrera for Colonsay.
Against a strong backlight, LAXI II heads out.
Also heading out, CORUISK bound for Mull.
HMS CHARGER seen from McCaig’s tower…
… as is HMS ARCHER.
HAVGULL returns to the North pier, as seen from McCaig’s tower.
CORUISK arriving back to the ferry terminal…
… at the same time as LOCH STRIVEN.
LORD OF THE ISLES powers out of Oban bay…
… and CLANSMAN charges in.
HAVGULL returning to North pier.
On the Wednesday we took the full day trip on CLANSMAN to Barra via Coll and Tiree in each direction.
Sadly there was very little ship photo opportunities – here LOCHINVAR crosses the Sound of Mull astern of us.
More views of CLANSMAN powering out of Oban bay.
Yet another crossing for ISLE OF MULL.
CLANSMAN catches the light approaching the terminal at Oban.
On the Friday we had a run on the Jacobite from Fort William to Mallaig.
As we arrived, LOCHNEVIS was just berthing up in the rain.
A short while later, LOCHNEVIS had sailed and LOCH FYNE arrived in sunshine.
As we passed back, I managed to catch CEG COSMOS and CEG GALAXY berthed at Corpach.
An evening arrival at North pier for the fish carrier OCEAN AQUILA.
ISLE OF MULL catches the late evening sunlight as she arrives at the ferry terminal.
Also catching the last of the sun, CLANSMAN arrives from Colonsay.
Our last morning, and a final chance to catch LOCH STRIVEN on her early sailing to Lismore.
A quick visit to Wee Ganavan and last photo of the stay, ISLE OF MULL approaching Oban bay.