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Mull 2010: Day 4 – Gruline, Calgary and Tobermory

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Another report from our recent trip to Mull.

MacQuarie Mausoleum, Gruline

MacQuarie Mausoleum, Gruline

This was a day in three parts:

Firstly a walk to the Macquarie Mausoleum. This was erected by the family of Major-General Lachlan Macquarie following his death in London in 1824. Born in Mull in 1761 he later became Governor of New South Wales. The Mausoleum is owned by the National Trust of Australisa (NSW), and administered by the National Trust for Scotland. Parking is on the road from Salen around 500m from the Mausoleum. It is well worth the walk, being in such a tranquil location.

The second part of the day was a trip to Tobermory via Calgary. A few more pictures were taken at Calgary, however dark clouds were threatening so we did not stop for long.

Tobermory, Mull

Tobermory, Mull

And onto to Tobermory – the largest town on Mull and best known in recent years for being the location of the childrens television progamme Balamory. By the time we got there it was raining. Once the rain eased off we went for something to eat. You could eat at Cafe Fish on the North Pier next to the CalMac terminal or on the middle pier is a Fish and Chip van which has a Les Routiers award. On this visit we decided upon the Fish and Chip van.

As the weather lifted, the cruise vessel – Glen Tarsan – came into the harbour. A small boat, but it does mean that it can get into some of the smaller harbours around the west of Scotland.

  • Pictures from Day 4 of the 2010 holiday on Mull fotopic is no more
  • Pictures from Day 4 of the 2010 holiday on Mull
  • More about Lachlan Macquarie from Wikipedia
  • Wikipedia Entry for Tobermory

    Author: Stewart

    An instrumentation engineer who enjoys photography and singing. Working in the West of Scotland; a member of St Mary's Cathedral Glasgow and Southwark Cathedral; and a volunteer guard/signalman on the Ffestiniog Railway in North Wales.

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