first in line for the ferry from Mull to Oban

What’s the story Tobermory

Making the most of our time on Mull.

Having visited the beautiful Eas Falls waterfalls and enjoyed the fantastic scenery of Calgary Bay, we now had a brief stopover in Tobermory, the capital of Mull. Nice not to have to rush around on our last day on Mull. It was a chance to have a leisurely walk around and reflect on out time on the Isle of Mull before catching the ferry back to the mainland of Scotland again.

the iconic colourful harbourside buildings of Tobermory
the iconic colourful harbourside buildings of Tobermory

Children’s Television stardom

Tobermory is the home of the Tobermory Whisky distillery and its famous picture-postcard brightly painted buildings along the main street to the harbour. Its other main claim to fame is that it was the setting for the children’s programme Balamory in the early 2,000’s. Compared to our previous stopovers, although a small picturesque harbour town, it felt quite urban! It had shops, people, electricity and everything! We had arrived on the eve of a weekend music festival, which by the sound of things, would be quite a fun event. Shame we had to push on really.

love a bit of distressed typography – Tobermory Whisky distillery
love a bit of distressed typography – Tobermory Whisky distillery

If you’ve been on the road for a while, the Harbour Building of Tobermory is a popular first port of call for many travellers by road or boat. It has toilets, hot showers and laundry facilities! I think you can guess why it is so popular! We had a leisurely start to the day and enjoyed our breakfast by the quayside and a quick wander around before we set off for the ferry at Craignure.

Heading back to the Mainland of Scotland

Even the drive to the ferry adds to the road trip experience. Everywhere you look, the scenery is just amazing! This was another part of Mull we’d not seen in our travels thus far. I think we have now done a full circle around and across Mull. Each and every mile travelled we have thoroughly enjoyed. Definitely an island we will want to come back to again in the future 🙂

first in line for the ferry from Mull to Oban
first in line for the ferry from Mull to Oban

We arrived with plenty of time to spare for the ferry. Whilst waiting, Lorna noticed a small charity shop opposite the ferry parking area. She couldn’t resist a quick browse and managed to grab herself a bargain small circular knitting machine!

Can’t be late for an important date…

The crossing back to Oban and the mainland of Scotland was a great opportunity to see more of the island landscape from a different vantage point. Once again, the views didn’t disappoint! I really loved the ferry crossings and the alternate views of the landscape they provided.

the ferry crossing back from Mull is an equally beautiful part of the road trip
the ferry crossing back from Mull is an equally beautiful part of the road trip

Our stay on Mull had been brilliant 🙂 However, it was now time to fill up with petrol and head along further up the coast, north to Fort William. We had an important time and place to be first thing tomorrow morning. Excited? Just a little!

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