Our first full day on the Isle of Mull. After visiting St. Columba’s Gruline (blogged about last September) we headed to Dervaig via the inland route. It starts following the Aros River from Salen towards Loch Frisa (were some of the Sea Eagles on Mull can be seen). The road however does not reach the Loch and heads through a forest to the River Bellart, which is then followed all the way to Dervaig.
At Dervaig is Kilmore church, which is prominently visible from all around due to having a white circular tower. Another feature at Dervaig is the bridge across the River Bellart.
Joining the “main” round island road at Dervaig in an anti-clockwise direction the next major place is Calgary, with its beach of white sand. Immediately before arriving at Calgary, we stopped due to a pheasant walking across the road. I tried to take a picture of it. The best I could manage due to the speed it moved was a shot (in the fotopic album) of it taking off in a field
After stopping for refreshements at the excellent Calgary Hotel we went for a walk through the grounds which include some installation art before heading back to the car and the short drive to Calgary Beach.
Being a nice afternoon, I could not resist playing in the sand. However sand and cameras do not mix, so there are no pictures to show.
Heading away from Calgary, a stop to take some pictures of the beach and bay, on the trip back to our self catering cottage at Killiechronan at the head of Loch na Keal
Two recurring themes of this trip to Mull were the cloud effects and the sheep close to and on the road. As a result, the opportunity was taken to take a few more pictures.