The Inner Hebrides and
the Isle of Mull. Edna had been there before but I hadn't. Tobermory,
"A picture postcard Town". It was! With the good weather we
were having we were a bit peeved that we'd booked all these trips (we
had decided, before we came, that if the weather was rough it would
be better to be on an organised coach trip). Anyway, today it was the
"MacLean Clan Castle and Scenic Drive". I'll be honest, I
thought this was expensive for a 45 minute trip each way and a visit
to Duart Castle (probably explains why there were only 16 people on
the coach) but it was, again, a great trip with an excellent guide (ex-Glaswegian
but we didn't hold that against him!). We steeped ourselves in the history
of the MacLeans and, funnily enough, a week after we got home the "Blighty"
Channel had a Scottish Season which included a history of individual
Clans. Needless to say, we watched the one about the MacLeans.
Duart Castle and view to Torosay Castle
No lunch was provided but we had a drink and a home made
cake in the Visitor Centre and when we got back to Tobermory had a short
time to wander around the Town. I'm not going to say that it gets better
but, it doesn't get any worse! Every stop so far has been a joy.