Foggy morning, Inveraray

We left home before 7.00 to drive to Oban as I was due to hold  a surgery on Lismore today..   Brendan O'Hara and some Oban members had also  arranged to accompany Cathleen and I  so that they could canvass and leaflet the island.

There was a slight frost on the Leannach and  the fog was thick over the sea lochs as we made our way through mid Argyll.  At Inveraray it showed signs of rising but it was at its densest in Oban and the first Lismore sailing had already been cancelled.  The second was cancelled whilst we were waiting on the pier. 

There is a small passenger ferry that goes to the top end of the island from Port Appin and when we phoned we discovered it was  still operating.   However  we were going to have to rush in order to be there in time for my first appointment.

We made it - just.   At one stage on the road north from Oban  I was behind a horse box, a tanker, a removal van, a motor home and a dumper truck but luck was with us .   Moreover a number of kind individuals had volunteered to drive us from the ferry to the Heritage Centre where I was holding my surgery.   

By that time the sun was shining and it turned out to be a glorious day.  My surgery was very full  and  the canvassers came back to the cafe for lunch very buoyed up by the reaction they had received.   

Cathleen and I drove back to Glendaruel in the late afternoon through the stunning Argyll landscape, flooded with bright spring light.  It was magnificent. 

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