01.11.2011 58 °F
The crossing to Mull from Oban is only 45 minutes, so I got to my B&B in Craignure, Mull, and my wonderful hostess took all my "drowned-rat" accourtrements and put them by her Aga to dry overnight. She also gave me the best room in the house, for the price of my wee single - and it looked immediately out over Loch Linnhe - beautiful! Craignure is right at the "bottom" (the "top" being at Ft. William) of Loch Linnhe, where it opens up and empties into the the Sound of Mull. Absolutely gorgeous, and the light on the hills and the water are ever-changing, and always beautiful. I met some very nice people in the pub (where else?!), and even got to play several rounds of darts with, sad to say, folks *far* more adept at the game than I. Hey, it's been awhile, o.k.? Took the bus to Tobermory and spent a wee while there. The highlight was hiking (from Craignure) past Torosay Castle and on to Duart Castle, which sits on a point of land in the Sound. Torosay is really more of a baronial manor house (quite large and beautiful), and Duart is a much older structure. Really enjoyed myself on Mull, despite the weather. Naturally, the day I left for the return ferry trip to Oban, the sun was out and it was a gorgeous day - even got a couple of rainbows! This just about ends my sojourn in Scotland. Tomorrow (2nd November) I take the early train back to Edinburgh, then catch a late-afternoon flight to Amsterdam.
Until later -