Vacation 2017:

Argyll

A yacht called "Jess" arrived in Portavadie and berthed immediately in front of our apartment. Our granddaughter Jess was very impressed.

In the afternoon, we went for a hike. 5.5 miles in 2hr 45min. Exactly 2 miles/hour. Some of the terrain was very marshy, so that was good going. We walked to the tip of the Argyll Peninsula and looked over to the Island of Arran and the Kintyre Peninsula on the other side of Loch Fyne. Very beautiful.

Portavadie was originally developed about 1975 for the construction of Concrete Oil Platforms for use in the North Sea. There was a village constructed and never occupied. The "Ghost Village" was demolished 2 or 3 years ago. I believe the pool which is now the Marina was built as a dry dock for the oil platform business. The hotel was developed about 2010. It's very impressive. The architecture of the complex is stunning.

We love the accommodation here. Our apartment has 3 bedrooms all with their own bathrooms. There's a beautiful kitchen, dinning and sitting room. There an upstairs sitting room. The windows in the sitting rooms are 5m high. There's a laundry and sauna suite. Everything is built to a very high standard. Our package included a very nice breakfast in the dinning room of the hotel. We cooked our own dinners at home.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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