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For my 2nd day in Ullapool, I planned a special treat – a boat trip to the Summer Isles. The Summer Isles are a group of small islands lying in the mouth of Loch Broom. Today none of the islands are inhabited, the last inhabited one was Tanera Mòr, which is also the largest one.

Boattrip from Ullapool to the Summer Isles and lots of wildlife!

Leaving from Ullapool we quickly met the first (of many highlights) seals enjoying a nap.

Boattrip from Ullapool to the Summer Isles and lots of wildlife!Boattrip from Ullapool to the Summer Isles and lots of wildlife!

Shortly afterwards everyone was looking out for sea eagles, we actually saw a tiny one, but I didn´t manage to take a picture but seeing it was more than enough!

Boattrip from Ullapool to the Summer Isles and lots of wildlife!

Rhue Lighthouse seen from the sea.

Boattrip from Ullapool to the Summer Isles and lots of wildlife!

The Summer Isles and meeting the first school of Dolphins.

Boattrip from Ullapool to the Summer Isles and lots of wildlife!Boattrip from Ullapool to the Summer Isles and lots of wildlife!

They were a bit shy and didn´t come too close to the boat, our captain told us that this school was still recovering from a traumatic event which happened a few days earlier and we also moved on pretty quickly to not disturb them too much.

Boattrip from Ullapool to the Summer Isles and lots of wildlife!Boattrip from Ullapool to the Summer Isles and lots of wildlife!Boattrip from Ullapool to the Summer Isles and lots of wildlife!

The ferry going to Lewis.

Boattrip from Ullapool to the Summer Isles and lots of wildlife!

And suddenly the next school of dolphins said hello. These weren’t shy at all and played close around the boat.

Boattrip from Ullapool to the Summer Isles and lots of wildlife!Boattrip from Ullapool to the Summer Isles and lots of wildlife!Boattrip from Ullapool to the Summer Isles and lots of wildlife!Boattrip from Ullapool to the Summer Isles and lots of wildlife!Boattrip from Ullapool to the Summer Isles and lots of wildlife!Boattrip from Ullapool to the Summer Isles and lots of wildlife!

The dolphins said goodbye and we moved on towards one of the isles.

Boattrip from Ullapool to the Summer Isles and lots of wildlife!Boattrip from Ullapool to the Summer Isles and lots of wildlife!

Turning around and going back to Ullapool.

Boattrip from Ullapool to the Summer Isles and lots of wildlife!Boattrip from Ullapool to the Summer Isles and lots of wildlife!

If you´re ever in Ullapool, I would definitely recommend going on a boat trip, it was a stunning drive and seeing all the wildlife was just amazing.

Boattrip from Ullapool to the Summer Isles and lots of wildlife!

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