Monday 20 May. The eighth anniversary of my retirement from the MoD saw us take on the role of “tourists” for the day with a drive onto the Isle of Mull. An early start took us to the nearby Corran Ferry for the 5 minute crossing to the Kingairloch peninsular on the other side of Loch Linnhe. There then followed a 30 mile drive to the next ferry from Lochaline to Fishnish on the Isle of Mull. A further 20 miles and we were in Tobermory; the capital of Mull. Whilst it was colourful with its brightly painted houses and shops, it was a little disappointing as other than a couple of cafes, a rundown pub and charity/gift shops, there wasn’t much else to see.
The next journey was across to the western side of the island and Calgary Bay where we had a couple of miles walk to the silver sands beach. There was low cloud for most of the day so the beach picture doesn’t really do it justice.
It was a long day with about 120 miles of driving, most of which was on single track roads with frequent passing places. The ferry crossings were uneventful and were, perhaps, the highlight of the day.