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Tobermory - Click to enlarge!
Tobermory ('Balamory'), Isle of Mull
September 2007

Lismore Lighthouse - Click to enlarge!
Lighthouse, Lismore
February 2009


Oban - Click to enlarge!
August 2004

Duart Castle - Click to enlarge!
Duart Castle & Mull Ferry
August 2004

Ben Nevis - Click to enlarge!
Sun rising on distant Ben Nevis
March 2005

Isle of Coll - Click to enlarge!
Leaving the Isle of Coll
April 2005

Sound of Mull Sunset - Click to enlarge!
Sunset over stern ramp
Thursday late voyage to Oban - May 2005

Sound of Mull Sunset - Click to enlarge!
May 2005

Ardnamurchan from MV Lord of the Isles - Click to enlarge!
Ardnamurchan from MV Lord of the Isles
August 2005

Ardnamurchan Lighthouse - Click to enlarge!
August 2005

Evening sun over Coll - Click to enlarge!
Evening sun over Isle of Coll
August 2005

Rescue craft drill - Click to enlarge!
Rescue craft drill
January 2006

The car ferry to and from the Isle of Tiree and mainland Scotland operates out of Oban and usually calls in at the Isle of Coll en route. Daily in the summer and 3 or 4 days a week in the winter. Weather in winter does stop the ferry travelling and occassionally it does manage to reach the islands but is then unable to dock due to rough seas.

Much of the 4 hour journey is via the sheltered Sound of Mull - the channel between the Isle of Mull and the Scottish mainland. From Oban the ferry passes Lismore, across the foot of Loch Linnhe with Ben Nevis far to the north, Lochaline, Tobermory (Balamory) and Ardnamurchan with its lighthouse. Ardnamurchan is, of course, famous for being the most westerly point of not only Scotland but also of mainland Britain.

Then the ferry sails out into more open waters to Arinagour on the Isle of Coll and a further hour down to Gott Bay, on the Isle of Tiree. In winter months this latter part of the crossing can be a bit rough!

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