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Salen

Visiting the three wrecks of fishing boats in Salen, Isle of Mull.

A very well-photographed spot in Salen – the wrecks of some fishing boats along the road. I had been driving by these a few times until I could finally find a parking spot and explore them.

Visiting the three wrecks of fishing boats in Salen, Isle of Mull.

Fionnphort

On the way to Fionnphort in the Isle of Mull.

I was going to Fionnphort for a day trip to the Isle of Iona. Experiencing a bit of sheep traffic.

On the way to Fionnphort in the Isle of Mull.

There is a big parking area in Fionnphort where I left the car and made my way to the ferry, which was a boat on that day. It is possible to bring a car to Iona when the normal ferry is running, but not necessary.

Some cows are enjoying the empty beach in Fionnphort.

On the way to Fionnphort in the Isle of Mull.

On the way to Fionnphort in the Isle of Mull.

Some others are also waiting for the boat.

On the way to Fionnphort in the Isle of Mull.

Looking back from the boat to Fionnphort.

On the way to Fionnphort in the Isle of Mull.

And a view of Iona with the abbey.

Visiting Glengorm Castle and the Glengorm Standing Stones in the Isle of Mull, Inner Hebrides.

After the Highland Games in Tobermory, I went to explore Glengorm Castle and the Standing Stones. Here is the first view of the castle.

Visiting Glengorm Castle and the Glengorm Standing Stones in the Isle of Mull, Inner Hebrides.

And a view over Mull  – just because it is stunning!

Visiting Glengorm Castle and the Glengorm Standing Stones in the Isle of Mull, Inner Hebrides.

I started my walk around the castle and to the Standing Stones with a little stop and coffee in the café.

Visiting Glengorm Castle and the Glengorm Standing Stones in the Isle of Mull, Inner Hebrides.

Glengorm Castle, also known as Castle Sorne, was built in the 19th century as a country house.

The Mishnish estate was purchased in 1856 by James Forsyth of Quinish. He cleared the existing townships to make way for the new house, which was completed in 1860. (Wikipedia)

Visiting Glengorm Castle and the Glengorm Standing Stones in the Isle of Mull, Inner Hebrides.

You can stay at the castle; there are different self-catering possibilities. Inside the castle and also little cottages on the grounds. But it is possible to visit the café and walk on the ground to get to the standing stones.

Visiting Glengorm Castle and the Glengorm Standing Stones in the Isle of Mull, Inner Hebrides.

Visiting Glengorm Castle and the Glengorm Standing Stones in the Isle of Mull, Inner Hebrides.

The Glengorm standing stones. The setting of three standing stones, but two of them were reerected later. There are notes that only one stone was still standing in the 18th century.

All three of them are over 2m high.

Excavation revealed that the eastern stone had previously been moved and originally stood in line with the other two and formed the southern end of the row. This work also discovered evidence for historic interference, a charcoal filled pit near the central stone and cremated bones south west of the northern stone. (Stonerows)

Visiting Glengorm Castle and the Glengorm Standing Stones in the Isle of Mull, Inner Hebrides.

Visiting Glengorm Castle and the Glengorm Standing Stones in the Isle of Mull, Inner Hebrides.

Visiting Glengorm Castle and the Glengorm Standing Stones in the Isle of Mull, Inner Hebrides.

 

Highlandgames in the Isle of Mull, 2023.

While in the Isle of Mull, I was lucky enough that the Mull Highland Games were happening! It was my first time seeing Highland games,

and it was an exciting experience!

Highlandgames in the Isle of Mull, 2023.

After the opening ceremony, a lot of things were happening at the same time. Girls were dancing, other people were running or throwing stones, and more….

Highlandgames in the Isle of Mull, 2023.

Highlandgames in the Isle of Mull, 2023.

Highlandgames in the Isle of Mull, 2023.

The weather wasn´t really on our side, but it is Scotland after all and who cares about the weather? After a fun morning at the games, I went for another walk around Tobermory.

Walking around Tobermory, Isle of Mull.

Walking around Tobermory, Isle of Mull.