Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A Lorn view at luncheon

From our luncheon viewpoint on Port nan Crullach on Mull we had a wonderful prospect across the Firth of Lorn to the island of Kererra and the snow capped peaks of Ben Cruachan (1126m) beyond.

The bulk carrier MV Jomi was making her way up to Corpach near Fort William. She was built in 1991 and is 88.2m by 13.6m with a gross tonnage of 2827.

We were aware that we would need to keep a very close eye open for ships on our return crossing, which would be in the dark.

The rocks at the back of the beach were an ideal luncheon spot for soaking up what little warmth came from the weak winter sun.

Away to the SSW the dark ridges of the Garvellachs were backed by the long island of Jura. You can just see two of the Paps of Jura on the right horizon.

What a great view from a lunch spot!