Jonathan: Writing this in front of a huge log fire in the lounge/dining/games/kitchen area of the Oban Backpackers Hostel. Just £19 for a bunk and breakfast, and a nice relaxed atmosphere. As it happens I’ve got room to myself, so that’s handy as I can spread out all my stuff to dry on abover or near the heating radiator: Just after I left the station it started to rain, and quickly it came down like a deluge. By the time I’d cycled to the hostel I was really wet! Mobile phone contract now cancelled to save money so I went out to look for a phone box, but none I found worked properly. Denise must be wondering what’s happened to me: have I been mugged, the money and valuable taken, and left for dead? After this post I shall get back to reading a book about the island of Kerrera, which is a lovely little place just by Oban, and then I’ll make it an early night.