Today I returned from a week away on the Hebridean island, Mull with my boyfriend and my sister.
We left on Saturday catching midday ferry from Oban to Craignure, then on to Tobermory with me driving so my boyf could have a ferry-pint (something he considers a real treat). We spent the afternoon exploring Tobermory, watching Wales beat Scotland in the rugby and relaxing in our holiday home. This is the view we had from our front windows (with finger for added effect...).
On Sunday my boyfriend got his first taste of driving on the Island with a trip to Calgary Bay. This beach is a large white sandy bay but it looked as though there have been some recent storms, as there was a lot of seaweed quite high along the shoreline.
We drove around the North-West of Mull looking at Ulva, Gometra, and the Treshnish Isles. It was a lovely clear day though chilly (with an icy sea - temperature verified by a toe test).
Monday morning we had a lie in then headed out on the extremely bumpy single-track roads to Salen, wandering along the road by the old pier and exploring Aros Castle. We saw a herd of red deer in the fields around the castle, and some birds along the coast.
We visited the bookshop and bought ourselves Highlands and Islands Monopoly to while away an evening in then settled down with some chicken chasseur in the cozy warmth of the cottage.
To be continued.....