After four full days in Glasgow, we headed west to the Isle of Mull, known for its wildlife and serenity. We had had some trouble booking accommodations, as it was a bank holiday (three-day weekend). We wound up at Tobermory, the largest town (year-round population of 700), in a small B&B surrounded by the golf course. It worked out fine — we were on the cliffs above the town and the views from our windows were spectacular.
The town of Tobermory. The B & B we stayed in is on top and just behind the right hand corner of the town.
The view from our window, over the golf greens, at 9:15 pm!
For each of our two full days here, we explored the area: first taking the coastal trail south to the town park and the neolithic standing stones, the next day, taking the coastal trail north to the lighthouse.
On our way to the standing stones, which were in the middle of a well-used pasture.
Sometimes we were closely watched. While the rest of the flock was on the other side of the fence, this sheep was enjoying the greener grass on the trail side.
The approximately 4000 year old standing stones. When all three were standing, the line they formed pointed to a dip in the mountains and aligned closely with due north.
Ann-Mari on the lush lighthouse trail.
The end of the lighthouse trail. The lighthouse, like many in Scotland, was designed and built by Thomas Stevenson, the father of Robert Louis Stevenson. According to the a local marine exhibit, the young RLS helped to survey the lighthouse site.