Ferry to some Small Islands

Rather than driving around the explore new parts around Scotland, I took the option to explore this time by boat to get to those even more remote places.

The ferry that I took was the ‘Calmac‘ Oban – Coll – Tiree – Oban ‘service’ which took roughly 7 and a half hours.  The boat which I sailed on was ‘MV Clansman’

The first picture from this trip comes from passing Eilean Musdile Lighthouse whilst looking towards the Scottish Mainland and Loch Linnhe;


The next image comes from passing through the ‘Sound of Mull’ with the mainland coming from the left and the Isle of Mull just seen on the right;


The first stop of the day was at Coll which is an island with a population of around 150, the picture here was taken on board the boat whilst it was loading at the port with the water showing various different colours.  The main island of Coll was behind where the picture was taken;


The next stop was at Tiree with this picture looking into the ‘harbour’ of the island and across part of the island;


Heading back to Oban, I took this picture not long before the sun started to set looking towards the horizon of the Atlantic Ocean;


The final image from this trip comes from passing back through the Sound of Mull at sunset as the sun begins to dip behind the Isle of Mull itself;


These are only a few of the 300 or so pictures I took from this small trip, the next plan for a trip like this would be to get off the ferry and go onto these small islands to explore them.


Sun around the Scottish Highlands

Already in spring this year there has been some good days with the weather so I took advantage of the ‘good’ weather for photography.  So in the post we start off in the coastal town of Mallaig looking towards the Isle of Skye:


The picture above was taken shortly before we started driving back towards Fort William and eventually on to Glasgow.

Having left at roughly the same time as the train we thought to try and get it at a scenic place on the West Highland Line, so here is the ScotRail train leaving Arisaig heading towards Fort William with the hills in the background:


The next stopping point was at Corpach where the Caledonian Canal meets Loch Linnhe, this photograph taken looks over to Fort William and Ben Nevis:


After leaving Fort William for Glasgow we head through Glencoe it meant another photo stop as the sun started to set:


Having good weather for a visit to the Scottish Highlands seems pretty good but luckily on another trip there was some more good weather.  Unfortunately I only took the one picture on this particular occasion.  Here the sun is seen over Loch Rannoch: