Rum, 19th-21st July 2008

We had a long weekend on the Isle of Rum

This vehicle was in the car park in Mallaig, and I felt it deserved a free advert here


Arriving at Kinloch Castle. We had booked a room in the hostel - not slumming it for once!


In fact, we'd booked one of the rather grand Oak Rooms


Outside the village hall / cafe / shop / totem pole repository late on Saturday morning


A colourful beetle


A damselfly (?) on the track from Kinloch to Kilmory


Dad at Kilmory


Rum has plenty of midges for spiders to eat, but they weren't a problem this weekend (it was windy most of the time)


We headed up to the Rum Cuillin on Sunday. This is Hallival and Askival from Bealach Bairc-mheall


Approaching the summit of Trallval


Traversing under Trallval on return from Ainshval


Traversing round Atlantic Corrie; Ainshval and Trallval behind


Back at Bealach Bairc-mheall; Askival, Ainshval and Trallval behind


Outside Kinloch Castle on Monday, cloud pouring over the Rum Cuillin


We took a tour of Kinloch Castle before leaving the island. There are a lot of treasures to see. These hummingbirds belonged to the lady of the house, but unfortunately froze to death, so she had them stuffed and put in these cabinets!


The Isle of Eigg from the ferry back to Mallaig