Morning view, parked oil rigs
We poke our head into a local antiques shop that is so full of objects that only 4 customers at a time are allowed in the shop.
We enjoy wandering through the streets and houses of this charming town.
Local streets and houses
The landscape is dominated by the oil rigs under repair or waiting for repair, some of them the size of a small city.
Oil rigs lined up
We leave the harbor and walk (in the rain) 4 km (2.5 miles) to the Dalmore Distillery,
established in 1839. Operations were disrupted briefly in 1920 when the British Royal Navy established a deep-sea mine production facility next door and accidentally blew up the distillery, reportedly resulting in a lengthy discussion between the owners of the distillery and the British Government. The road to the distillery is lined with fields of barley for the whiskey.
Barley, first step in production of whiskey
Dalmore Distillery buildings
We hike from the distillery back into town and find the local museum. The displays give us a great representation of the people, culture, and history of this area.
As we walk back to the ship, docked a mile or so outside the city center, we find grand, modern houses over looking the water. What great residences with fabulous views.