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Travel Blogs from Fionnphort
We woke to the gentle sound of lashing rain against the window. Another grey and gloomy day ahead, then. Better get something warm to eat now, to brace ourselves against the poor conditions.
Breakfast, they say it's the most important meal of the day. That's good advice. I'd also add that making sure you sort out your breakfast before a coach-load of German tourists turns up is also good advice. They're a hungry lot.
With breakfast ...
... When's the next one, we asked.
At first, she seemed a little doubtful as to whether a bus would get us anywhere near Iona, either. "You are in the back of beyond," she explained.
But it turns out there was a bus in two hours. The driver seemed doubtful he could get us to Lochgilphead on time for the bus to Oban, but he said with resolve that he'd try.
Once again, we had a long drive on very ...
We met a lot of wonderful, helpful, and friendly people, including Mick and Susan. The bus driver to Lochgilphead was quite helpful. On the ferry to Mull, we met the St. Margaret of Scotland church choir from St. Louis, Missouri, who would be singing on Iona the next day.
We saw a lot of Scotland, albeit going by faster than I'd have liked. We passed the town of Tarbert and Loch ...
After a great sunset last night and a good night's sleep, today's plan was to head to Iona. This small island off the south western tip of Mull is where Columba brought Christianity to Scotland in the 6th century. There is an abbey there, and a nunnery which is in ruins. It's about a two hour trip from where we are, near Tobermory on the north eastern tip! Once you get to Fionnphort, there is a short ferry ride to Iona. The trip was mainly (almost totally) on single lane roads. I'm ...
... need to know the night before because I prepare it a special way. I said, well I did tell you last night. She said, "Well I will try to make it now last minute. You know, I'm an expert on porridge."
So she goes in the kitchen and I keep hearing the microwave door open and shut over and over. Then she comes back and says, "You will just have to eat cereal instead. I can't get the porridge to come out good." And her cereals were not appealing. So I just said forget it and I ...