Monday, 5 June 2017

Mull in May pt1..wild and beautiful.My Landscapes.

A week on the beautiful island of Mull last month with a couple of good birding pals produced so many photographs its taken me almost 2 weeks of steady processing to condense well over a thousand pics down to a manageable selection for a couple of posts. This post features just my landscapes and location pics from the trip, so a good 'scene setter' for another post already primed and ready to go covering our wildlife sightings.


With an area of 875.35 square kilometres (337.97 sq mi) Mull is the fourth largest Scottish island and the fourth largest island surrounding Great Britain (excluding Ireland). Famed in wildlife terms for the successful reintroduction of White Tailed Sea Eagles to the UK, it's just a beautiful and wild place to be and it lived up to all my expectations.  We were there from the 13th - 20th May and our base for the week was a lovely cottage overlooking Loch Tuath. Lots of good weather, a couple of rain affected half days but apart from that mainly blue skies and that unique Western Isle light served up some stunning land and seascapes at just about every turn. A closed bridge at Knock made trips to the SW of the island a time consuming affair so apart from a trip out to the iconic island of Iona, most of the following feature vistas from the northern half of the island. Not my forte landscapes, I just try to capture the mood and the moment ..enjoy the pics.

Our cottage 'Dalmacre' on the shores of Loch Tuath

'Dalmacre' back of house shot
Shores of Loch Tuath with our cottage in the background (ours is the the middle one), 14/05/2017


Mull & old lighthouse from the ferry, 13/05/2017

Mull shoreline in a shaft of light, 13/05/2017

Ben More, from Loch Touath, 14/05/2017



Loch Tuath, 14/05/2017

Loch Tuath, 14/05/2017

Ben More from Loch Tuath, 14/05/2017

Ben More from Loch Tuath, 14/05/2017


Grass point, 16/05/2017

Loch Don from Grass point, 16/05/2017

Grass point, 16/05/2017

High slopes on the Dervaig road, 16/05/17

High slopes on the Dervaig road, 16/05/17
Tobermory, 17/05/2017

Tobermory, 17/05/2017
Loch Na Lathaich and Ben Liathnach (I think!), 18/05/2017


'Eorsa' on Loch Na Keal, 18/05/2017






Glen More & Lochs Ellen and Airde Glais, 18/05/2017
Arrival on Iona, 18/05/2017

Dunes and Mhachair, Iona, 18/05/2017

Camas Cuil, Iona, 18/05/2017
Camas Cuil, Iona, 18/05/2017

Creag Mhor, across Loch Na Keel, 18/05/2017
Loch Tuath, 19/05/2017

Ulva Ferry, 19/05/2017
Woodland on Ulva, 19/05/2017

Creag Mhor from Ulva, 19/05/2017
 
Creag Mhor from Ulva, 19/05/2017

Fladda and Lunga from Loch Tuath, 19/05/2017

Sound of Ulva, 19/05/2017






















Back to the mainland from Craignure, 20/05/2017
...... and then it was time to go, a cracking week's birding and strolling about, taking pics and larkin about with good mates. I'll be back in the Western Isles soon for sure!