After a sun shiny three day break up to Gairloch last month, we did not expect to be heading west for another short break this month but with a Monday holiday on the 3rd June and a school inservice day on Tuesday we took a mad notion to go camping on Mull!
We headed straight for Fhionnphort and a mile and a bit along the road to the campsite at Fidden. We have been here before a few times and managed to even get the same spot beside the beach that we got the first time we ever went!
This was the view from the door of our tent.
And by some miracle the sun shone and it wasn't even that windy! Considering the last time we were here it rained so hard we couldn't hear ourselves speak inside the tent, we considered this to be fabulous weather, even though we still needed warm clothes.
Our neighbours included Oyster Catchers, Shelducks, Cuckoos and sheep.
The sea thrift was also out in abundance and to our astonishment, the whole of Mull was swathed in Bluebells!
I take back all my grumblings and groanings about the late Spring as if it had been a normal one, we'd have missed these by a good three weeks. The perfume in the air was glorious and I loved how they grew right down by the sea.
A day trip to Iona was a must as it's six years since we've been here and the North Beach is one of my favourite places ever!
The day dawned misty but it cleared to a glorious blue sky making the walk to the north end of the Island all the more enjoyable, listening to Corncrakes in the long grass as we went.
Another beach we visited back on Mull was this hidden beach at Knockvologan. We'd been here before as well but not since our honeymoon back in 2003. We had to goad our 8 year old daughter along as she couldn't understand why we didn't stop at the first beach or the second beach but we knew that the hike over to the third beach would be worth it and it was. When she saw the expanse of sand, off came the socks and shoes and she was away.
This abandoned boat was at the bottom of the path down to Knockvologan from the farm.
Back at the campsite we enjoyed lovely clear evenings and a little fire on the beach.
On Monday night the sky turned the same colour as the heart of the fire!
So it has been a busy week since we got back and I have been trying to get a few things finished for the Makers Market this Saturday at The Steeple in Newburgh.
The Steeple is located at 67 High Street, Newburgh, directly across the road from Twist Fibre Craft Studio. The entrance is to the right of the clock tower, up the lane and the door is up the lane on the left.
Hope to see some of you there. I will have all my usual items with me including the new mugs and this new felt picture called 'Candlewick Cottage'.
Lots of Sheep Jewellery too.
And a selection of items shown in my previous blog post (just scroll down if you'd like to see).