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Back to Tobermory and onto Duart Castle

Another drive along the Sound of Mull to Tobermory today, but a slower pace with time to explore. The locals decided that this would be a leisurely drive! That one in the front is coming straight for us Rosey! This time we have a better day and the colours of the house stand out better. Lunch and a good stroll around was the order of the day. These old vessels on the Sound of Mull looked great against the dark sky. The village next to where were staying was called Inverlussa. So next morning we thought to take a stroll down the road and explore as we had a trip to Duart Castle planned for the afternoon. Keeping an eye on the hedgerow as we walked, we spotted these Common Spotted Orchid, Dactylorhiza fuchsia Then we found a grasshopper - not sure of the variety. ... and then my favourite of the morning, a Fritillary butterfly Quickly followed by a Cinnabar moth. Then we came across a monument to Dugald MacPha

Our arrival in Mull

This was a holiday we had looked forward to for a long time, having spoken several times of visiting the isles of Scotland. So here we were about to spend a week on Mull. Having spent the night in an hotel on the banks of Lock Lomond, we set of today for the Oban ferry. We sailed from Oban (above) on the mainland to Craignure on our Mull adventure. The weather looking rather gloomy and misty but the 45 min. passed quickly before we arrived in Craignure in like style - misty and murky! After a short drive, we arrived at our holiday destination, Ardura Cottage. We were just a short drive south of Craignure, with rolling hills behind us, and set for the week. Only a few mosquitoes in sight - thankfully! Next morning , more of the same mist, but not downhearted, we set off for ... You guessed - Tobermory! On the way we had to stop and photograph these old hulks of fishing vessels. And arrived in the now famous town with it`s wonderfully coloured