Mull Island Odyssey

I just spent 4 fantastic days on the Isles of Mull, Iona and a shortbut choppy trip out to Staffa. Known for it’s wild coastline, wildlife and varied scenery I spent the first night wild camping by Calgary bay.

took this shot at dusk, before bedding down for a cold but clear peaceful night. Up at 04;45 am and drove round to Tobermory and a 30 minute walk to catch first light at the nearby lighthouse. An Otter joined me while I was setting up for this shot!

I set again and made my way to The Ross of Mull and Iona. Travelling via Salen I passed these worn out, tired looking fishing boats nestled against each other. Well photographed, these boats in good soft light conatin some great hues and almost seem alive!

Next up was Lochbuie and some standing stones, I stood in this boggy field under the watchfull glare of several horney looking Rams as I went about my business.

After two more nights camping down on Fidden farm I manged to get one of the local Iona boats to take me out to Staffa. Owned by the National trust and a haven for birdlife (Puffins after April ) I spent a few hairy moments in Fingal’s cave grabbing this image. I don’t do hights , especially when accompanied with swiriling Atlantic swell!

More Mull images will be posted soon, I’m running a Mull workshop in September based at the Western Isle Hotel, Tobermory which will visit these location plus several more .

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