June 18, 2017

The Six Ferry challenge!

Yes, the valiant guys who went to Mull last weekend (Bob, Allan and Drew) managed to go for six ferry trips over the two days, so we decided to see if anyone can better that on a BAD MCC weekend!

Despite a  dodgy forecast and a  few showers we got to Tobermory dry via Corran and the Lochaline ferries (that’s two) and found the excellent B&B above the town, with fantastic views down the Sound of Mull. Beer soon followed , as you do, before we made   a plan for Saturday’s round of Mull.

A wet start cleared eventually and after lunch at Calgary we headed round to Gribun and eventually to Fionnphort where the Iona ferry awaited. None of us had been there before so we jumped on the 5 o’clock ferry for  a quick look round. It’s a busy place on a summer saturday! 6 o’clock saw us on the ferry back, (that’s another two ferries) and heading into solid rain all the way back to Tobermory via the other side of Mull – only 50 miles but nearly all on single track roads with sheep, gravel, potholes and French car drivers to contend with (why won’t they pull over and let bikes pass?)

A good curry and a bottle of port saw us relaxing back at the B&B and come Sunday morning we were on the ferry from Tobermory to Kilchoan on Ardnamurchan (that’s five) before lunch at the Ardgour Inn at Corran (fantastic cherry crumble too!)

Last ferry across to the main road (that’s six) and then the rain really set in, all the way back through Glencoe and only eased a bit by Crieff.

A brilliant 450 mile / six ferry weekend – you should have been there! My gloves are still damp a  week later too.

 

Corran ferry

 

Drew phones a  taxi

At the Mull Cheese shop

south end of Mull

Iona

 

In Ardnamurchan

Leaving Tobermory