Highland Cow, Mull, Scotland

Today was again characterised by sunshine, warm temperatures and blue skies.

We departed our lodgings at Craignure, Mull, drove west for thirty-seven miles along a single track road to our initial destination of Fionnphort where we caught the 9.55 am ferry to Iona.

Road to Fionnphort, Mull

Isle of Mull scenery

On arrival at Iona we spent two hours visiting the historic Abbey which has a history dating back to the introduction of Christianity in the 6th century AD.

Iona Abbey, Scotland

Ancient crosses at Iona Abbey, Scotland

Next we connected with a pleasure boat to the island of Staffa which is of geological interest owing to existence of thousands of columns of basalt created by volcanic eruptions about 56 m years ago. Most of the columns are hexagonal. Staffa is also famous for Fingals Cave, flora and bird life which includes puffins. Overall the Staffa trip lasted about three hours.

Staffa Tour Boat leaving Fionnphort

Basalt columns at Staffa, Scotland

Fingals Cave, Staffa, Scotland

Staffa, Scotland

On arrival back at Fionnphort, Mull we drove to Isle of Mull Weavers, a craft enterprise located in a rural location near the village of Bunessan.

Isle of Mull Weavers

After spending about 45 minutes at the Weavers we returned to our lodgings in Craignure.

Tomorrow, we have an early start, having to catch the return ferry to Oban then up north to Scrabster and Orkney.

 

 

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