Tuesday, 7 October 2014

{Travel: Our Weekend in Mull & Iona}

I thought I'd share with you our itinerary and some of the photographs from when we went to Mull & Iona for the weekend. It was R's dad's 60th birthday and so R and his brothers plus their other halves all headed West for a long weekend. There were 8 of us in total.

Saturday
08:30am - Depart Glasgow in car
11am-ish - Arrive in Mull. Grabbed picnic lunch from supermarket & headed to port to collect tickets for ferry
11.50am - Ferry departs Oban for Craignure, Mull


12.30pm - Arrive in Mull, depart Craignure in car
1.10pm - Arrive in Tobermory & check into The Mish Nish Hotel


We then chilled out for a bit before joining everyone for a walk around Tobermory, then back to the hotel to get freshened up for dinner.


6.30pm - Dinner at MacGochans

Amazing!

I was absolutely knackered after all the driving so we had an early dinner and then relaxed for the evening.

Sunday
Breakfast at the hotel
10.10am - Depart Tobermory
11am-ish - Quick stop at Duart Castle to take in the scenery
1pm-ish - Arrive at the Iona Ferry Port

Ferry to Iona takes approx 15 minutes and is ~£5 return

Iona is one of the most iconic and sacred places in Scotland. I discovered that St Columba arrived in Iona in AD563 and this began the spread of Christianity across country. The island has also inspired many artists and photographers. The beaches have lovely white sand and the sea is so bright. Beautiful colours and scenery are to be found in every direction.

We had a lovely walk around Iona ending up at one of the white sandy beaches and we sauntered round the shops. I bought a few souvenirs :) Have a peek on my YouTube video for details.



5pm or thereabouts - Ferry back from Iona to Mull and then drive back from the ferry port to Tobermory. We took the scenic route back and the views were stunning. I just wish I wasn't driving as I'd have appreciated them more! I was too busy concentrating as it was a single track road!

We had dinner at Fishermen's Pier - scallops & chips for me. They were absolutely beautiful. Again, another early night as I was shattered from all the driving.



Monday

Breakfast at the hotel.

We then said our goodbyes to R's family who were catching an earlier ferry than us.

R & I then mooched round the shops in Tobermory, and again I picked up a few souvenirs and even a few Christmas gifts. 

12.00 noon - Picnic lunch on a bench overlooking the harbour
1.15pm - Depart Tobermory


2.00pm - Arrive Craignure
2.30pm - Ferry back to mainland
3.15pm - Arrive in Oban
6.00pm - Glasgow!!

Phew! It was a great weekend but it was very tiring with all the driving that I did (R doesn't have a licence!). It was worth it though...

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