I hope you are all enjoying your week so far? Well here at last I have managed to find time in-between my catch ups here on WP and gardening, plus I started a knitting project just before I went on holiday which I am now three quarters of the way to finishing.. My hands are rarely still smiles..
So I hope to tell you this journey in picture format.. So all aboard the Ferry as we set sail from the town of Oban heading for the Isle of Mull and then later that day to travel to the Isle of Iona.. But today’s post is all about that Ferry ride and the Isle of Mull.
Castle Dunollie belonged the MacDougall clan. It was gifted to his Son Dugall when Somerled Lord of the Isle died in the year of 1164. Its foundations are said to date back to the Iron Age. Dugall became the first chief of one of the most ancient clans in Scotland. And this small castle is steeped in History more of which can be found at this Link about the families eventual down fall to the supremacy of Robert The Bruce. Better known perhaps as Braveheart..
The History of Wallace and Robert the Bruce can be found at this Link I hope those who are interested in Scottish History do follow the links, as it makes this journey even more interesting to see the places steeped in so much history.
We travelled on and I was clicking away at everything that came into view if you click each photo within the gallery you will find narrative below them. This Light house came into view next
Duart Castle greets you from the ferry when you sail out of Oban harbour.
When we sailed by we could see as we got closer that scaffolding now encircled this old Castle. I read up on returning home and because of the huge amounts of rain we had in 2013’14 the castle lost four ceilings due to water penetration through the chimneys. There is now an appeal on going for donations to help restore it.. This castle is still open and again more can be found at the link above.
The Isle of Mull is for next time.. Wishing you All a wonderful week
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