The day we were due to be going to Mull, we awoke to an awesome sight. There was not a breath of wind, and Loch Awe looked like a sheet of mirror glass. I was up early, and there was a light morning mist, but the vision that greeted me just took my breath away. At breakfast, we all sat in Portsonachan Hotel restaurant, hardly able to speak, as we were so overcome by the view from the dining room window. We knew would be getting a smooth crossing from Oban to the Isle of Mull today, and it was going to be a scorcher.
In Oban we waited patiently for our ferry to arrive, admiring the view of Oban Amphitheatre up on the hill. The trip over to Mull was, as expected, very smooth and we spent the entire time on deck, either admiring the view of the coast near Oban, or looking forward to the approaching view of the coast and islands at Mull.
The boat docked at the picture postcard village of Tobermory, every bit as beautiful that day, as any picture or postcard you will see of the place. My photographic ‘skills’ just do not do it justice! We walked around the town for a while, a couple of us had a spot of lunch in the Mishnish Hotel, on the harbour front whilst the others went for coffee and cakes at a coffee house further along.
Having seen the sights of Tobermory, we got into the car and toured the island, stopping at a lake to take photos, and then again at a hill overlooking Calgary beach. At Calgary we parked up, and I couldn’t resist a dip in the sea, having shed my trousers on the beach. Well, I would soon dry out on the way back to the car, wouldn’t I?
And on to Torosay Castle. The gardens in the grounds there are spectacular, but unfortunately, I had run out of photos on my camera by then, so I had to delete a couple, and Torosay Castle gardens will be a bit out of order consequently.
We had a fantastic day, yet again, and it didn’t finish even after our ferry trip back. We were having fish pie back at base, and we had hoped to buy our fish fresh from Oban. Unfortunately we couldn’t find any prawns, so each car load stopped at every possible retail outlet until we found some frozen ones. The fish pie was delicious!
Link to holidaymull.co.uk >>
Link to Tobermory.co.uk >>
Wikipedia link to Calgary >>
Wikipedia – Torosay Castle >>
Undiscovered Scotland link to Torosay Castle >>