Mull, Iona, Staffa... and the Ardnamurchan Peninsula

September 04, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

People have long spoken well of this part of North Western Scotland and it was an area I had never visited, so I decided to make a trip up to see for myself.  The wildlife was mainly all on its own holidays, so otters and eagles weren't showing and the puffins had already headed out to sea, but I was intrigued to spot a couple of lizards and other assorted birdlife, including a number of herons.  

The rain accompanied me to Glencoe, then largely held off for most of the rest of the week.  However, Scotland's wet summer was in evidence with all the lush greenery around.  From Mull, my visit to Iona was cut short by the opportunity to take a boat out to Staffa shortly after I'd arrived, and as it was perfect weather, it had to be done.  After a couple of days' travelling round Mull, I returned to the mainland and headed up to Arisaig, then back down via Glenfinnan Viaduct to Roybridge and back south again.

Ardnamurchan Peninsula in particular is stunningly beautiful, although a surprise to me (other than Staffa) was the rich diversity of the geology I encountered.  And yet again, a steam train (the Jacobite, aka Hogwarts Express) snuck into my "wild" pictures.  Given it was going over the Glenfinnan Viaduct, it would have been a crime to have overlooked it.

The gallery is here: Mull, Iona and Staffa


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