Isle of Mull – 14th February 2011


Coach and cruise Gourock, Dunoon,
Oban, Colonsay and return


Notes and photographs:  Charles McCrossan
Participants on this outing assembled at Gourock in time for the 08:20 crossing to Dunoon by MV Saturn.  On arriving at Dunoon, we transferred to a West Coast Motors coach for the journey to Oban.  On the way to Oban, a comfort break was taken at Inverary on what turned out to be a lovely winters morning with a flat calm Loch Fyne stretching before us.

 The hump-back bridge as you enter Inveraray  
Puffer Vital Spark and schooner Artic Penguin
alongside Inveraray Pier

At Oban, the party joined Isle of Mull in good time for her sailing to Colonsay.  During the journey we were served an excellent lunch in the ship’s forward dining area.  Although officially a non-landing cruise, several energetic members of the party made a quick dash ashore for a photograph at Colonsay.  

The photographs below show the two vessels sailed on during the day but were taken on different occasions

Saturn  Isle of Mull  Isle of Mull with NLB vessel Pharos  Saturn