Mull, 29th August 2009 - 5th September 2009

We had a week on the Isle of Mull, with Mum, based at Scoor House

 

I had trouble believing this...

 

Feral goats by Kilvickeon beach, 29th August 2009

 

Feral toddler on Kilvickeon beach

 

Coast-scrambling on Garbh Eilean, by Kilvickeon

 

The Lexx? At Knockvologan, 30th August 2009

 

Making a break for it

 

Freya and her nana, Knockvologan

 

Scrambling round from Knockvologan

 

Traigh a'Mhill

 

Bouldering wall

 

Going down with the ship?

Note: I have sine been sent this link, giving the probable story of this old boat - a lifeboat from the Arandora Star

 

A bit of weather on Beinn Talaidh, 31st August 2009

 

Scoor beach in the evening

 

Zombie chickens

 

Enjoying the views on Dun da Ghaoithe, 1st September 2009

 

Basalt columns between Dun da Ghaoithe and Sgurr Dearg

 

Fossils in sandstone, Gribun, 2nd September 2009

 

Fancy a hot chocolate? A spent puffball at Gribun

 

Large blue lobster at Fionnphort, 3rd September 2009

 

Snoozing on Iona

 

Some of the many varied types of pebble at St. Columba's Bay, Iona.

Top left - marble and serpentine (from Lewisian complex)

Top right - sandstone and conglomerate

Bottom right - flint (presumably originally from Cretaceous chalks, probably via Tertiary conglomerates); Ross of Mull granite

Bottom left - various pieces of Lewisian Gneiss

Middle - various igneous rocks, and some schist (Moine or Dalradian)

 

Iona marble quarry

 

Eating olives

 

Knackered!

 

Carsaig, 4th September 2009

 

Lunch, in the lee of a dyke

 

Brambles

 

Various fossils at Carsaig, including belemnites, gryphea, bivalves and an ammonite

 

Cliffs near Carsaig - fossiliferous sandstone at the base, columns in a sill or flow higher up, and various lava flows and sedimentary rocks at the top; a small diagonal fault cutting through

 

A shrimp in a rock pool

 

Look lively, now

 

The roof of Nun's cave. a dyke and fault runs through, presumably having provided the original weakness for the cave to erode into. The sloping white surface to the right of it is covered in slickensides

 

Heading back below the cliffs

 

Stump

 

Wheeeee!

 

Porridge for breakfast, 5th September 2009

 

Looking back to Scoor house on the way home

 

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