Great Oban Raft Race re­ally floated my boat

The Oban Times - - News -

WHAT a hec­tic week­end we’ve just had, writes BID4Oban town am­bas­sador Kay Mac­Don­ald.

The Great Oban Raft Race was fab­u­lous as al­ways with a fantastic turnout of spec­ta­tors and – although I shouldn’t have favourites – the raft by Au­to­glass with the di­nosaur was great, as was the fact that they do­nated the di­nosaur to be raf­fled by Oban and Lorn Lions.

It has also been good to see the new pon­toons so busy.

I’ve spo­ken to so many peo­ple who are en­joy­ing a walk along to look at all the boats berthed there.

The town has a real buzz to it just now, de­spite the weather, and Au­gust prom­ises to keep it go­ing.

We have the Ar­gyll­shire Gath­er­ing to look for­ward to later in the month and a va­ri­ety of cruise ships will be call­ing, of vary­ing sizes, from some hold­ing a few hun­dred pas­sen­gers to those hold­ing more than 1,000. And they’re all very wel­come.

For those of you still en­ter­tain­ing chil­dren for the last gasp of the hol­i­days, I would again rec­om­mend the cin­ema.

I was en­ter­tain­ing my god­son to­day and re­ally didn’t ex­pect to en­joy Cars 3 as much as I did. I even made him sit through the cred­its to find out who did the voices.

We also en­joyed a visit to the Ocean Ex­plorer Centre in Dun­beg one day. I thought it was fantastic, es­pe­cially for slightly older chil­dren.

For the mu­sic lovers among us, I’m quite ex­cited about an­other live screen­ing at the cin­ema. This time it’s Car­men on the Lake on Thurs­day Septem­ber 14. I’ve al­ways wanted to see Car­men and this ver­sion sounds beau­ti­ful.

So it’s still all go and likely to stay that way for the rest of the month.

The pho­to­graph last week was taken at the memo­rial for those lost at sea in the park be­yond the war memo­rial, al­ways a beau­ti­ful walk along and a lovely place to sit. For this week’s you need to keep look­ing up.

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