Monthly Archives: May 2014

A MISTY MOISTY LOCH SPELVE MORNING

Not much happening in Loch Spelve.

Not much happening in Loch Spelve. Those black spots are mussel buoys, I’m told.

Insomnia has its advantages.

I’m usually awake around 5am and on this Majestic Line cruise around the Isle of Mull it’s worth getting up and taking the camera out on deck. Continue reading

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SCOTLAND’S HOLIEST PLACE – in pictures

The Holy Isle - Iona.

The Holy Isle – Iona.

‘What year are we talking about, Richard?’ asks one of my fellow passengers on the Majestic Line cruise. We’re about to land on the place where Christianity first came to Scotland.

We agree it’s probably about the 13th century AD. We’re wrong – not even close, in fact. Continue reading

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MULLING MAJESTICALLY

A bit of chop in the Sound of Iona.

A bit of chop in the Sound of Iona.



The company name ‘Majestic Line’ is a sort of ironic joke. It was taken from an old Scottish sitcom in which an unemployed sailor pretends to have found a great job in an elegant cruise ship with a gold funnel.

Converted fishing boats are seldom majestic and the two boats in the fleet are not the Queen Mary and the QEII. The Glen Tarsan and the Glen Massan can take just ten passengers each; the intimacy has great appeal to us during our six-day Wildlife Explorer cruise around the Isle of Mull in Scotland’s lovely Inner Hebrides. Continue reading

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ONLY IN GLASGOW

Well, maybe only in Scotland would this be a cool numberplate.

Well, maybe only in Scotland would this be a cool numberplate.

Wifi is slow and limited, but worked just well enough to get this posted.

This morning Mevrouw T and I board the train in Glasgow’s Queen Street Station to head north to Oban, then it’s onto a boat for a wildlife cruise around the Isle of Mull. Stay tuned…

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