Highland Cow, Isle of Mull.

This morning, we departed our lodgings in Fort William and drove south along the coast to Oban. Here, we paid a brief visit to McCaig’s Monument which overlooks the harbour and then connected with the ferry to Craignure, Isle of Mull.

Oban Harbour from McCaig’s Monument

After arriving Mull around midday we embarked on a 35 mile drive along a winding, single track road to Fionnphort on the tip of Mull. En-route we encountered fascinating scenery and a free ranging small herd of Highland Cattle including a bull.

Island scenery, Isle of Mull, Scotland

Highland Cows with bull on Isle of Mull, Scotland

Highland Cattle on beach at Fionnphort, Mull

Fionnphort, Mull

At Fionnphort we caught the ferry to the tiny island of Iona which has special status due to it being the location of an early Christian site established by St. Columba in AD 563. At Iona we visited the (ruined) Nunnery, Abbey and Abbey Museum.

Iona from ferry

Nunnery on Iona

Iona Abbey

Interior of Iona Abbey

Early Medieval Cross at Iona Abbey Museum

Globe Artichokes at Iona Abbey

At conclusion of our Iona visit we returned via ferry and road to Craignure encountering the same Highland Cattle herd as before which was ambling along the road.

At Craignure we checked into our lodgings for the night. Here the Mull & Iona Pipe Band were performing for the hotel’s guests.

Mull & Iona Pipe Band

Tomorrow, we tour Mull and then return to Oban.

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