A belated blog from the ‘Mull crew’ about our mini tour – from Corpach, to Port Harris at Lismore Island (where some delicious scallops were dived for by Robin with assistance from Karen and Veyatie! enjoyed later for supper) https://youtu.be/2OLK1tg0yI4
and then on to Tobermory. We tied up at the pontoon there – a handy base for shops and of course MaGochans Pub macgochans-tobermory.co.uk ! A nice friendly place for a drink with some live music. We enjoyed a lovely forest walk to the other end of Tobermory Bay the following day, before heading off for a favourite anchorage at Drum na Buidhe by the entrance to Loch Sunart. A gorgeous evening with otter playing in the shore waters a highlight. The next morning some went ashore for a walk up to the headland following the track to Kippin – well worth the hunt through bracken to find the path! Karen and John had a mini adventure in the dinghy to find a phone signal before heading ashore also. Then off to Oban and the marina at Kerrera Island where we sadly said goodbye to Karen. We had a little explore of Kerrara, walking up to Hutcheson’s monument and round to a beach where a seal colony can be seen. The wind was against our planned circuit of Mull, so our travels took us next back to Port Harris and from there to Loch Spelvie – a tricky entrance to be done with a fast running tide – where we spent another beautiful evening watching wildlife (another otter and many seabirds fishing) and Robin and the girls went ashore for a swim. Our last day’s sailing came around too quickly, as we headed back to Oban, where we met new crew Stuart and Fraser the following day and bid sad farewell to Svalen and Skip! See below for the blog of their first few days adventuring. A fantastic week. Tanera Robin, Veyatie and Pollaidh.