So there it was – Ben More. Also, despite a dreadful forecast for the day, it seemed the weather gods were smiling on us – definitely the day to give the big one a go!!
Despite a promising start, ascending along a lovely burn, the initial ascent up to the snow line seemed to take forever.
But as we climbed, the views got better…..
until finally only one last push to the snow-covered summit remained.
The weather had become a bit hazy by the time we made the top, but still gave great views out to Iona, with the faint outlines of Colonsay and Jura visible in the distance. It was only from here that we were able to appreciate the true size of Mull, and indeed why it takes about three hours to drive from one end to the other!!
Indeed, after getting the car well and truly stuck in mud whilst trying to let another car past us on the road to Calgary Bay two days before (long story, but thankfully no damage done), I started to wonder if another means of transport might be in order!
Unfortunately we were all out of Polo Mints, otherwise I think we could have made a friend for life here, as well as gaining a more suitable ride home 😉
So, after six years, and three visits, finally a day on Mull when it didn’t pour with rain for the whole time. In fact, if it hadn’t tipped it down the following day, I might even have been converted!!