Glad you enjoyed my part of the world, you’d have driven past my house on your way from Inveraray to Tarbet.
Can fully agree, and recommend, the Argyll Hotel in Bellochantuy. Even though local we stayed there on a recent Z4 Forum run, great location and food was good too. Sometimes pop down for just food at the weekend.
Your road trip sounds like a fantastic adventure! The photos look amazing, especially the one with the massive bird near Bamburgh Castle! Enjoy the journey, and those midge kits will definitely come in handy. Next time, visit LosAltosResort.com; it's also an amazing place. Safe travels, and have a blast exploring the new roads in Kintyre and Argyll!