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The Gibbon's - Our Loch Awe Break

We have just returned from our second Argyll Holiday and what a great time we’ve had!

4 Feb 2018

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This time we were staying in a 3 bedroom premier caravan at Loch Awe Holiday Park, which was lovely, with plenty space, lots of storage and was nice and cosy - everything you would need.  We arrived on the Friday after enjoying the scenery all the way to the park.

The Gibbon's visit Loch Awe

On the Saturday we headed to the Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary near Oban, where we had a great time watching the otter being fed, the four seals being fed and learned all about them, we saw lots of different fish and turtles.  Jamie loved all the interactive activities and the scenery all around was pretty spectacular.

The Gibbon's visit Loch Awe

The Gibbon's visit Loch Awe

We headed into Oban for a bit of lunch afterwards and found a pretty spectacular play park next to the Leisure Centre where Jamie was in absolute heaven.  Although cold, it was a stunning sunny day, which made the scenery look really beautiful.

The Gibbon's visit Loch Awe

Sunday was a very relaxed, chilled family day that we all enjoyed very much.  First we had a walk around Loch Awe holiday park, Jamie had a great time in the play park, we played table tennis and pool in the Games room, and we were totally surprised to see some deer and a stag just casually walking around the park - really lovely and amazing to see!

Next we walked along the river path for an outstanding Sunday lunch at the fabulous nearby Brander Lodge.  What a beautiful place! The food, the service, the menu, the quality of the food, the scenery were all absolutely spot on.  Well worth a visit.

The Gibbon's visit Loch Awe

The Gibbon's visit Loch Awe

On Monday morning we packed up early and headed off for our day at Glencoe Mountain Resort.  Wow, wow, wow!!! What an absolutely amazing day!!  A fantastic experience that I for one, absolutely loved!!

We were kitted out with all the equipment we needed, were given our passes and met our ski instructor, Alan, who was absolutely brilliant!  I was particularly impressed with the very cute star wars skis given to Jamie - uber cute!

The Gibbon's visit Loch Awe

The 20 minute chairlift up to the slopes was an experience in itself!  Again the scenery was utterly spectacular.  It was a perfect day to be there.

We had a two hour private ski lesson with the fantastic Alan, who was so patient and helpful with the four of us who had never skied at all before.  He soon had us all able to start and stop and turn and it was time to head up to higher slopes using the tow.

Jamie and I picked it up a bit better than Steven and Demi, so we headed up further, where I was skiing faster on my own and Jamie went almost to the top to ski down with Alan.  Amazing!!

The Gibbon's visit Loch Awe

Once our lesson was over, we went to the cafe up on the slopes for some hot drinks before spending some fun time sledging, before getting our skis back on to make our descent - back down in the chair lift, for a nice well deserved late lunch at the bottom of the mountain.

This is a day I will always remember and Jamie and I can’t wait to give skiing another go!

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