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




Carsaig, 4th September 2009


Lunch, in the lee of a dyke




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






Porridge for breakfast, 5th September 2009


Looking back to Scoor house on the way home