We left the car in Oban, and cycled across Mull - here we are half way over looking back towards the nasty hills we came over, and forward along the much gentler Ross of Mull.
We stayed at the Macleod Centre. It's not really a retreat, so much as a community-living excercise.
It was such a nice day on Sunday, I even braved a swim with a few other excitable people from the Mac. I guess it was about 10 degrees. Yes, I got sunburnt on the way over!
It was Pentecost on that Sunday, so they'd decorated the abbey. The centrepiece was a fantastic mobile containing the words of Joel's prophesy quoted in Acts 2:17-21.
On the Monday afternoon, we went on a trip to Staffa - famous for "Fingal's Cave" and it's Puffin colony.
The geology on Staffa makes very interesting columns. We had a walk around to Fingal's Cave - totally astounding.
Although I'm not much of a birdwatcher, the birdlife was incredible. The Puffins landed within a few feet of you - and were somewhat comical in flight.
On the Tuesday, we went on the Iona pilgrimage - a 7 mile guided walk around the island. This is the marble quarry - I wanted to bring a slab back with me.
Just before we reached St Columba's Bay, the fine weather we'd been having decided to change, however, it was still a pretty amazing place - the photos make it look brighter than it was!
The Machair, on the West side of the island was covered with daisies and buttercups - and sheep.
We ended with a climb, so I took some views from there.
On the Wednesday night, there was a "Concert". We sang some Australian Christmas carols along with some other Australians - since it's Summer and all.