As last weekend was a free weekend for Urzula we decided to move around a bit and stretch our legs. So off we went towards Tobermory and on the way is a rather nice (small) waterfall leaping over the border of an old volcanic basalt flow.
It’s not huge, but rather impressive… Especially in a time so dry
All this area must be water-logged when it’s really raining
Small islands in the middle of the stream
Well it is obvious how wet it usually is here
View towards Tobermory over the bay
Yesterday I was driving from Craignure, where the camper is, towards Fionnaphort (ferry to Iona). On the way I cross a middle section which is always amazing. At the moment in deep winter everything is dry and old… With the weather so cloudy this is even more impressive
Single lane roads with passing places
just grass, water and sky
At the end of the middle section is a very nice bay
and the road is even a two-lane one (for 500 m…)
Approaching Fionnaphort one can see the beautiful stone formations at the harbour. Usually the weather is quite different as well – despite it being only 50 km away.
A good day for a hike in Iona
Our small ferry to the island
Then in Iona we wen to the Northern part which is very empty (ok, with 125 people living this was to be expected, but here is really nothing…)
Sandy beaches, wonderful rocks
And different kind of sea-weeds (mostly edible…)
Tidal pools teem with life
Then on the way back (we are talking 16:20 now – so sunset is 15:45 and it’s getting dark soon…) you can still catch some landscape
Isn’t this amazing! Winter in the Hebrides is a wonderful thing.