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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

Brooms Head, Yamba and Maclean

Then the morning dawned and we moved on from our cozy campsite today to go to Brooms Head. We had a good journey and arrived at the head for lunch. A brief visit to Coffs Harbour butterfly farm in passing.  We realised once we arrived that we had actually stayed here when we came three years ago.  After lunch we walked to the view point where we saw several sightings of whales and also a pod of dolphins.  Spotted this little fellow on our walk  The Australian pied oystercatcher  We continued to walk along the next bay but turned back as a storm was blowing up. We got back to the van just in time, however it didn't last long  Before the sun set we walked along the beach in the other direction, and were treated to a lovely beach sunset.  Two shoes.  It is lovely here, but we must move on tomorrow as time is running out and we must start making our way back to the Blue Mountains on Monday. It will t