North Mull

Yesterday we explored the North of Mull leaving Craignure and turning left at Slane which took us to Loch na Keal. The road runs alongside the loch and the scenery can only be described as stunning. The weather was on our side again today with lovely blue skies and plenty of sunshine which just added to the beauty. We spoke to a lady who was packing her canoe with her husband and she told us they were off on a 10 day kayaking trip with the intention of circumnavigating Mull and they had all their equipment and provisions with them to last the 10 days, including ingredients to make their own bread and cakes!

There were quite a few enthusiasts with their huge cameras and telescopes and even one without any aids, looking to the skies in the hope of finding sea eagles and golden eagles and apparently they were not disappointed. Jill & Kevin stopped and were able to see the sea eagle.

We stopped off at Oskamull where you can catch the ferry to Ulva which is just a stone’s throw away from Mull, then continued northwards up the west coast for a suitable lunch stop before we made it to Calgary.

The beach at Calgary is truly beautiful you could be deceived to thinking you were on a beach on an island in the Caribbean not an island in Scotland, apart from the temperature! Pure white sands and turquoise seas. Tony, Kevin and Jill even had a paddle in the sea! You can also free camp here.

It’s a very scenic drive to Tobermory passing through the village of Dervaig.

All I can think of when I hear the name Tobermory is the children’s programme called Balamory as it was filmed there and then I start singing the theme tune “What’s the story on Balamory, wouldn’t you like to know”!

Tobermory is a very pretty harbour with brightly coloured houses dotted along the harbourside. We wanted to go to the Mishnish but it was not open at 5.30pm so walked back to another bar had a couple of drinks and then ate fish and chips on the quayside whilst watching the jelly fish in the harbour.

We have decided to stay overnight in a car park in Tobermory with a few other campers, our first night free camping in Scotland with Internet access!

14 thoughts on “North Mull

  1. Barbara Ireland May 25, 2014 / 5:15 pm

    Enjoying your blog as always- what fabulous weather you’re having and the scenery is stunning! Barbara xxx


    • Rosie Pike May 27, 2014 / 12:24 pm

      Hi Barbara, it’s been amazing, great weather and stunning scenery, definitely going back again!


  2. Nia May 26, 2014 / 11:33 am

    I want to go back to Scotland now I have seen your beautiful pictures. This year is a bit fully booked for us, perhaps next year.
    It looks wonderful, I’m pleased you’re having a good time.
    Nia x


    • Rosie Pike May 27, 2014 / 12:29 pm

      Hi Nia it has been amazing, so lucky with the weather and stunning scenery. Been following your blog too but Internet been difficult at times so have some more posts to post and to read your last few properly. How is the parking going? LoL! Will definitely be going back to Scotland again! X


  3. Joan May 26, 2014 / 5:05 pm

    Am loving your blog Rosie!! Fantastic photographs too!! Joan x


    • Rosie Pike May 27, 2014 / 7:08 pm

      Thank you Joan, we have had a fabulous time, the weather and scenery was amazing!


  4. Alan and gloria May 27, 2014 / 10:22 am

    Balamory eh! What’s the story? Xx


  5. Alan and gloria May 27, 2014 / 10:23 am

    Any sign of my pants yet?


    • Rosie Pike May 27, 2014 / 12:22 pm

      Apparently, after some local enquiries, they were last seen sinking to the bottom of the loch together with the package inside them!


  6. Nia May 27, 2014 / 1:38 pm

    Hey Rose and Tony,
    We are at Nonancourt, we have been looking for you.
    Where have you got to?


    • Rosie Pike May 27, 2014 / 2:51 pm

      Ha ha! We hit the road early as have a lot of miles to do today! We hope you are going to the restaurant tonight to indulge yourselves with that cheese board and wine it comes highly recommended. X


  7. liz May 28, 2014 / 6:47 am

    was off the internet myself for a few days, and catching up with your blog now Rosie, it looks so nice up there! great pcis and stories again! thanks!! xxx


    • Rosie Pike May 28, 2014 / 6:49 am

      So now it’s morning reading and not bedtime reading!


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