On Monday morning, we set out to find acient Scotland (in the rain none the less). These carvings at Achnebrech were made about 6000 years ago by the inhabitants of this area at the time, and are revered to as cup and ring. If you look closely at the image, you can see the circles.
Our next stop was at a stone circle (standing stones). These were at Ballymeanoch in the Kilmartin Glen area of Scotland, but are not all that unlike the most famous stone circle "stone henge." These are estimated to have been constucted between 5000 and 3500 years ago. The mist in the air in the first photo (left) is fog, the spots on the right photo are moisture on the lense. It was raining and very diffucult to keep dry.
The next photo (left) is of a burial carin near by and from the same time period. Further along the road, we encountered a few more standing stones, also from the same period. Then we ran across Carnesserie castle (Below), built in the late 16 th century. It was home to Bishop John Carsewell, who translated the John Knox liturgy into Gaelic in 1567.
From there we drove to the seaside town of Oban for dinner. It is one of the Ferry ports to get out to the islands such as Iona and Mull.