Lesley and I spent last weekend on the island of Mull, staying in Tobermory. On the Saturday I walked up Ben More (whilst Lesley went to the island of Iona), which is the highest summit on the island, and the only munro summit that you need to catch a ferry from the Scottish mainland to visit. Unfortunately I got no views as there was humid mist and clouds from low elevations all the way to the summit. I walked up the easiest route on the north side of the mountain and it was a long, sweaty climb.
I descended from the summit on a slightly different route to look out for any signs of an air wreck site from 1942 that is mentioned as being near the summit of Ben More in the book ‘High Ground Wrecks and Relics‘, but I found nothing at the map grid reference it quotes. It may well be that there are no remains of this Bristol Beaufort aircraft left on the mountain (a museum in Tobermory has a small collection of some the wreckage from this crash). About 10km to the east of Ben More there is a more well-known air wreck site from a crash in 1945 where there are substantial remains of a Douglas C-47 Dakota on Beinn Talaidh.
The weather on Sunday was much better, with clear blue skies and a lot of heat. Lesley and I went to standing stones at Dervaig on the north coast, and Calgary beach and the island of Ulva on the west coast, and we really could have been in the Mediterranean it was so idyllic and hot.
You can see photos from the trip on my website here.
Lesley has written a blog entry about the trip here.