The Isle of Mull~Enjoy

After our 45-minute crossing from Oban we re-boarded our bus which came over on the Ferry with us to make our way across the Island. Our driver set the ambiance by playing The Mull Of Kintyre made famous by Paul  McCartney .

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We set off to cross the Isle of Mull for we had a date with another ferry to take us to the Isle of Iona.

We set off to cross the Isle of Mull for we had a date with another ferry to take us to the Isle of Iona.

The countryside so unspoiled dotted around with a few sheep and cattle here and there

The countryside so unspoiled dotted around with a few sheep and cattle here and there

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It was on the waters edge where we saw a sea otter swimming before I could focus my camera it had dived.

It was on the waters edge where we saw a sea otter swimming before I could focus my camera it had dived.

Although the island coastline covers some 300 miles there are less than 3,000 people living on Mull, with the island’s capital town of Tobermory accounting for nearly 1,000 of those.

The capital is Tobermory, unfortunately our trip did not include this picturesque colourful place which is featured on the Children’s BBC.. in the fictitious Preschool TV programme of Balamory  A link of Tobermory can be found here with its colourful cottages in another short video.

This was Bunessan Primary School. Here they take pupils from Nursery School to the age of Eleven years old.

This was Bunessan Primary School. Here they take pupils from Nursery School to the age of Eleven years old.

We were curious about the schooling on the Isle of Mull. Our Driver guide told us that the Children go to school on the Island until they are 11 yrs old.. After that they have to travel to the mainland on Scotland. He said it is nothing for a child to be travelling 2 hours before starting school and 2 hours back.  Which made my own 5 mile journey from our small village when I was small seem nothing at all.

A small community on the edge of the shore line .

A small community on the edge of the shore line  which we approached via a small bridge. 

This was the local Bus which traveled from the ferry port throughout the island and back. We were on our own bus following it for a short while until it took a different route

This was the local Bus which traveled from the ferry port throughout the island and back. We were on our own bus following it for a short while until it took a different route

Inlets merging with the coastline. This stream ran under the bridge we just went over.

Inlets merging with the coastline. This stream ran under the bridge we just went over.

Travelling along the coastal road on the Island. It was along such a shallow place among the sea weed we saw our first Otter who was swimming along and they he dived from view.

Travelling along the coastal road on the Island. It was along such a shallow place among the sea weed we saw our first Otter who was swimming along and he dived from view.

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The star attractions with many who visit are the with Golden and White Tailed Eagles, dolphins and basking sharks, deer, otters and puffins among other bird wild life. We were hoping perhaps of a sighting of a Dolphin on our crossing, (I think they had all swam out to Ireland!) Big smiles Bela.   But we did spot a sea otter swimming close to the shore line among the sea weed before it dived out of view. Too quick for me and my camera. But it was a joy none the less.

These views just kept getting better and better as we travelled the length of Mull

These views just kept getting better and better as we travelled the length of Mull

This spectacular cliff overlooked the other side of the bay from where we were travelling on the Isle of Mull . No wonder this is whole area is a sanctuary to wild life.

This spectacular cliff overlooked the other side of the bay from where we were travelling on the Isle of Mull . No wonder this is whole area is a sanctuary to wild life. And why those eco tourists keep on coming. 

You can see a small community her on the Isle of Mull in the distance. Small cottages were scattered here and there along the coastal road we were following.

You can see a small community here on the Isle of Mull in the distance. Small cottages were scattered here and there along the coastal road we were following. Many stood isolated miles from others. I wish I had had more time to explore the Isle of Mull, but its memory will remain embedded deep within my heart 

 I hope you enjoyed the Isle of Mull as much as  I did.  

Enjoy your Weekend

~Sue~

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101 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Writing to Freedom
    Oct 29, 2016 @ 00:05:14

    Gorgeous photos and island. It looks very peaceful and pastoral. Now I really want to visit Scotland! Kudos on your magic numbers Sue. 🙂

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  2. Mark Lanesbury
    Oct 29, 2016 @ 00:12:11

    After all that, I think I want to go on a holiday Sue 😀
    Beautiful country, you could just walk for miles and just let it all sink in.
    Great share, thank you 🙂

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Oct 29, 2016 @ 15:58:21

      Haha… Yes Mark. that would be one Long long plane ride.. But yes you could walk for miles and yet never feel alone as so absorbing was nature in all her glory. Many thanks Mark for reading🙂 I so appreciate that

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  3. Val Boyko
    Oct 29, 2016 @ 00:42:45

    Sue – lovely and so calming… like all the islands. I haven’t been to Mull, but would love to venture there to appreciate the natural beauty (without the need to be dramatic) and the wildlife ( taking its time mostly out of site).just to breathe in this full sea air would make it worthwhile❣️
    Great share Sue! Thank you xo

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Oct 29, 2016 @ 16:01:42

      Yes to blend at ones own pace within Nature among these islands would be the perfect holiday.. I could easily get lost within the silence of the place except for wind and surf and the calling of birds . Pure contentment..🙂 lol❤

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  4. anitashree
    Oct 29, 2016 @ 01:17:38

    I LOVE the pictures of the bay and the water..it just FELT so…expanding..like I could breathe!! Thank you so much for sharing those!
    And yay to 11 11..double master numbers😉

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Oct 29, 2016 @ 16:04:06

      That is how it made me feel to Anitashree.. I felt light at heart and carefree and to fill ones lungs with such clear clean air just so magical.. And yes to those One’s last night.. That was icing on the cake for me..🙂 Hugs..

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  5. Hannah (BitterSweet)
    Oct 29, 2016 @ 01:25:13

    Absolutely stunning photos! It’s like you were able to capture these scenes straight out of a dream. I can only imagine how beautiful it must have been in person.

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Oct 29, 2016 @ 16:08:44

      It felt marvelous dear Hannah and I am so pleased that energy translated from my post.. It is breathtaking, but I would also think quite a harsh environment during the winter months too.❤

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  6. Heartafire
    Oct 29, 2016 @ 01:25:32

    Just gorgeous! Happy travels!❤

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  7. mary
    Oct 29, 2016 @ 01:40:03

    is nice of you to put up photographs of my Bucket list
    of I am adding to it with these for I had not ever heard of these places…🙂
    Thank you for sharing your journey Sue…I enjoyed wandering with you….
    Take Care…You Matter…
    mary

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  8. vanbytheriver
    Oct 29, 2016 @ 01:47:23

    Such a beautiful place. It always evokes bagpipes for me. Lovely photos, Sue. ☺

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  9. silentlyheardonce
    Oct 29, 2016 @ 02:33:23

    What a lovely excursion.

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  10. michnavs
    Oct 29, 2016 @ 04:20:30

    Ohhhh Scotland!!!!….i will be there….one day soon…

    Thanks for sharing this Sue..

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  11. IreneDesign2011
    Oct 29, 2016 @ 05:03:17

    Such beautiful places Sue and I can imagine the peace there for mediation too🙂
    Enjoy your weekend.❤ Irene

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  12. David
    Oct 29, 2016 @ 08:26:39

    Lovely photos Sue that take me back to many happy hours spent on the Island of Sanday in the Orkney Islands, sadly the family who used to run the post office and telephone exchange have all left now, but we hope to visit again in the not too distant future. Many thanks for the reminder! Love, David

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  13. inavukic
    Oct 29, 2016 @ 08:33:14

    Love the earthy colours in these photos, Sue😀

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  14. gageier
    Oct 29, 2016 @ 10:24:07

    Liebe Sue schöne Fotos ja der Herbst schreitet voran heute haben wir mal Glück es scheint sogar die Sonne liebe Grüße an Gislinde werde ich ausrichten am Montag ins Krankenhaus sei ganz herzlichst gegrüßt Klaus in Freundschaft

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  15. derrickjknight
    Oct 29, 2016 @ 10:33:41

    An excellent tour with some lovely photos, Sue. You have covered much more than I did in the pre-digital age, but if I do find those negatives, I’ll be sure to post a shot of Tobermory

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Oct 29, 2016 @ 16:20:28

      That would be a delight Derrick. And so pleased you enjoyed revisiting the Island again through another pair of eyes my friend.. Tobermory I was disappointed to have missed, but it is waiting I am sure for another time..❤

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  16. wolfgangpowerpoint.wordpress.com/
    Oct 29, 2016 @ 11:42:42

    Danke für das Zeigen. Gefällt mir sehr gut. Schöne Fotos. Freundliche Grüße, Wolfgang

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  17. Hariod Brawn
    Oct 29, 2016 @ 12:10:21

    You and Bela are making me so jealous!😉

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Oct 29, 2016 @ 15:52:47

      Haha.. Yes Lucky girl seeing those Dolphins wasn’t she.. Just so you know Hariod I had to rescue you from the Spam box, thats two followers in the last two days I have had to fish out.. just so you know if your comments go missing. Thank you again Hariod.. I need to call by again to see if you have posted? too.. xxx

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      • Hariod Brawn
        Oct 29, 2016 @ 16:03:13

        I’m having an ongoing issue with Akismet for the past three days, and they don’t seem to be able to fix it. I’ve delayed posting because of this, but many thanks for your continued interest dear Sue! Hope you find this in the spam. H❤

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        • Hariod Brawn
          Oct 29, 2016 @ 16:05:43

          Ah, I see it’s here. This is the issue: original comments of mine are getting trapped by Akismet, but ones of my own linked to them – assuming they’ve been retrieved – will then appear. It’s very odd, and the first time I’ve ever has such an issue.

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          • Sue Dreamwalker
            Oct 29, 2016 @ 16:33:41

            Have you informed them of your problem Hariod? When I was spammed the last time and imformed Akismet, They said if I could let others know I maybe in their spam boxes the more who freed me the more Akismet would recognise I wasn’t spam.. I think I get spammed a lot because I make lots of comments on one blog in my catch ups.. Any how they will get back to you to fill out a form on whose blogs you think you may have been spammed upon.. This post the end link is where you need to lodge you complaint.. Don’t end up going around the houses like I did in the beginning LOL🙂
            The Link to my post is https://suedreamwalker.wordpress.com/2015/11/06/spammed-by-mistake-what-to-do/

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            • Hariod Brawn
              Oct 29, 2016 @ 16:46:35

              Thankyou so much dear Sue! I will read that link directly. Yes, I am communicating with Akismet and although they say they have changed their settings, I am still being sent to spam. That is interesting that if blogs ‘un-spam’ comments, then Akismet tend to regard the commenter as safe. My problem is that I very often leave comments without checking that they actually appear – I just assume they will, which seems reasonable, after all. So, I really have no idea how many of my comments have been going to spam, and for how long. Before I discovered what was happening I was thinking my notifications area had gone rather quiet! *laughs* Off to read your link! H❤

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            • Sue Dreamwalker
              Oct 29, 2016 @ 17:16:58

              Hope you found it helpful Hariod and yes I used to comment and press send and leave.. After so many times of being spam now, I hang around while it uploads now.. The moment they start disappearing I think ‘Here we go again!’ lol… Good Luck x

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        • Sue Dreamwalker
          Oct 29, 2016 @ 16:06:53

          Nope it made it to the post Hariod.. And I so feel for you, Its not nice I know.. having been there several times.. I look in my spam box every visit and I am often rescuing people.. I hope it soon gets sorted Hariod xx❤

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  18. Eddie Two Hawks
    Oct 29, 2016 @ 12:44:07

    Certainly affected by winds and tide this beautiful island reminds me somewhat
    of Nova Scotia. Gently rolling hills with quaint hamlets here and there.
    Lovely photos and story with great person touches Sue.
    Wow, you kept busy on your vacation. Enjoy a most peaceful weekend, Eddie

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Oct 29, 2016 @ 16:25:29

      Yes a busy vacation, even when we would go on holiday abroad we were not sit on the beach people. We would like to explore.. Though a nice beach and a good book is also good some days lol..
      Yes I am sure the harsh winters tell another tale of these Islands, but I was most content soaking in those views and breathing in the crisp air as we travelled. Something that I know will stay with me for a while to come.🙂

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  19. prenin
    Oct 29, 2016 @ 12:56:00

    Beautiful!🙂

    I could get used to living there…🙂

    Love and hugs!

    Prenin.

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Oct 29, 2016 @ 16:26:57

      🙂 You would love it.. Though I doubt there is a local Co-op lol.. The driver said all goods had to be transported via the Ferry.. So I would imagine the local shops have to keep good stocks in bad weather. ❤

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  20. Lynz Real Cooking
    Oct 29, 2016 @ 13:48:52

    So beauitiful sue! Thanks for taking us along! Xxxx

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  21. 🌵VIVIMETALIUN🌵
    Oct 29, 2016 @ 16:04:53

    Eu acho que todas essas fotos renderia um ótimo e lindo Instagram.😀😀😀

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  22. Baydreamer
    Oct 29, 2016 @ 17:12:38

    Gorgeous photos, Sue, bringing calm to your days and travels…enjoy your weekend, too! Hugs and love, Lauren ♥

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  23. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature
    Oct 29, 2016 @ 17:53:59

    Beautiful photos!! I love Scotland. Only been there once, but I have a few stones I picked up on Iona, and the happiest picture of me and Bill I think we have, taken on Mull. So glad you went and had a good time. Scotland is so special!

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Oct 29, 2016 @ 18:34:49

      Mary thank you, there is so much to LOVE about Scotland.. Including the people.. And what special memories you have too.. Wonderful to know you have been..🙂 and I remember you saying about the stones..🙂 I should have picked one up.. But never thought..🙂

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  24. dgkaye
    Oct 29, 2016 @ 22:14:55

    Spectacular views Sue. It certainly looks like God’s country. And wow, hard to believe in the modern world that the children have to travel to the mainland after age 11 to continue school, surely a tiring journey. It makes me wonder how many families with small kids would live there.🙂❤ xo

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  25. Paul Handover
    Oct 29, 2016 @ 22:19:50

    Sue, just so beautiful. Your words and your pictures. Thank you!

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  26. suzicate
    Oct 29, 2016 @ 22:30:38

    Beautiful! The second photo is my favorite; I could just slip right into the computer screen into the scenery.

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  27. belasbrightideas
    Oct 30, 2016 @ 01:49:57

    Thanks for sharing your journey! Sorry the otters weren’t cooperative😉 Aloha, Sue. Hope you’re having a peaceful weekend!❤

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Oct 30, 2016 @ 17:43:11

      🙂 thank you Bela.. yes they should have at least posed and waved at me..🙂 haha..
      Yes a wonderful Day here Sunday.. We went out walking and Autumn gave me her treasures to bring home in my camera..🙂

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  28. morristownmemos by Ronnie Hammer
    Oct 30, 2016 @ 11:51:47

    Perhaps you should consider becoming a sightseeing blogger; you certainly have gotten a large response from these blogs! They are beautiful.

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  29. Erika Kind
    Oct 30, 2016 @ 13:32:20

    One word: BEAUTIFUL! I love this kind of area and nature. So happy for you that you could enjoy it. I also love Paul McCartney’s song since I was a little child! Happy Sunday to you, Sue!

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  30. Maria F.
    Oct 30, 2016 @ 18:46:07

    Fascinating Sue about the children’s schooling.

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  31. Marja Blom
    Oct 30, 2016 @ 20:42:02

    What a beautiful unspoiled island. It must be lovely to grow up there and be part of a small community. Such a treasure to have so many animals living in the wild. My favourite are dolphins. They are such amazing animals. I’ve seen a sea otter in the wild as well. So cool

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Oct 30, 2016 @ 22:46:09

      They are Marja.. And a delight to watch.. And you have your own share of unspoilt beauty too in NZ .. Each place even where I live has its own unspoilt beauty.. Thank you for your comment Marja I appreciate all of your visits xx

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  32. Maria Wind Talker
    Nov 02, 2016 @ 14:32:18

    Thank you for bringing the song to life❤ xx

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  33. Wendy Gillissen
    Nov 03, 2016 @ 13:42:42

    What a lovely trip, the Island is so beautiful! I’d love to go there someday. I’ve been to Scotland but not the small islands… gorgeous scenery! Looks like you had gorgeous un-Scottish weather too ☺

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  34. Playamart - Zeebra Designs
    Nov 04, 2016 @ 03:34:33

    what a beautiful trip! thank you for letting us tag along!

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  35. voulaah
    Nov 04, 2016 @ 11:59:27

    georgous island, thank you so much for sharing Sue
    Kisses

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  36. aussieian2011
    Nov 05, 2016 @ 02:00:41

    A thoroughly beautiful isle Sue, for a small isle it is a beautiful habitat for both wildlife and people, sounds so peaceful, I would have like a lot more time to explore also.
    You have a great memory to look back on Sue.

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  37. lavendermoongirlblog
    Nov 21, 2016 @ 21:43:01

    I have lovely memories of camping on Mull. It looks exactly the same. It was very peaceful. I remember walking to Castle Campbell and sharing a breathtaking sunset with my boyfriend, now husband. Fab post and photos Sue. Thanks for sharing. Xx:-)

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