St. Columba Hotel
Travel Blogs from Iona
... girl, very interesting life. She was getting off about half way to Glasgow t join the Caledonian Sleeper on its way down from Fort William. Why hadn’t we done this? Oh well.
Easy walk up from Queen Street Station to Hotel Indigo Glasgow. Even more stunning than Liverpool’s Indigo. If the lobby was great the room was just wow!!! What a shame we only have a night here. We were pooped, my back needed a rest, so we just went to ...
... with a guitarist. I especially liked their improvisation on the Irish hymn "Slane" during the distribution of communion.
Outside the Abbey we admired St. Martin's Cross, which very much resembled the one we had seen at Kildalton, on Islay.
We took a long walk to the north end of the island, where we found white sand ...
... castle where 'Entrapment' was filmed. I wanted to see it for this reason. The emphasis was more on the Macclean history within the castle, than Sean Connery or Catherine Zeta-Jones' appearances during the 1998 filming. Still very interesting tour.
By the time we had finished and were walking around the grounds near the water, the sun made a welcomed appearance!
... we reached Fionnphort it was pouring. There we found a surprise: we needed lots of coins to park our car, which we could not take on the little Iona ferry. As we counted them out, we feared we might miss the ferry, but we made it, and our next hostess, Sara, was waiting to pick us up after the short ride. At the end of a long day, we settled in with a comforting cup of hot tea.
... of them!
Tom tried for some seal photos too. We visited Duart Castle which was
underwhelming at best! We are now on the road to the Corran ferry which
drops us into the 'vastness, the vastness'!' We have booked a nice
looking bed and breakfast for the night
The Isle of Mull is a tranquil and beautiful place. Many shops
operate on an honesty system which reflects the lifestyle here.
Beautiful, beautiful place. :-)