This weekend we headed north to Dunoon to stay with friends. This was a much needed break for me and despite the fact that it rained almost all day on Saturday, we had a lovely time.
After getting home from work we got changed, picked up our luggage and drove north to get the ferrry from Gourock to Dunoon.
A lovely meal and copious amounts of wine awaited us on arrival, followed by a good nights sleep.
Following a hearty cooked breakfast on Saturday, our friends took us on a beautiful scenic drive.
via Loch Striven.
A stop at the National Trust For Scotland Tighnabruaich viewpoint.
Then on to the pretty little village of Tighnabruaich where we drooled over some of the artworks, crafts and gifts in the Tignabruaich Gallery .
There was one particular painting that we both really liked by an artist called Heather Nevay, it was quite surreal and entitled "The boy who was afraid of the dark". Unfortunately though with a price tag of £4250, it was way out of our range.
We then went on to a lovely secluded pub, in a stunning location right on the shores of Loch Fyne, where we partook of a light lunch.
Then a leisurely drive back to Dunoon, through yet more stunning countryside.
We were then taken out for an evening meal at the Villagers Royal - a pub in Innellan just south of Dunoon. We were most impressed by the food which was really delicious. We rounded off the evening back at our friends flat with yet more wine!
Following another hearty breakfast this morning we returned home - Happy, relaxed and with renewed optimism.