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

 

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