Saturday 26 October 2019

Mulling Things Over - A Trip to Mull

Currently the Focus Transport website is being run from the Isle of Mull where the editor is taking a break from hustle and bustle of the real world. 
Time seems to have stood still here on the sparsely populated island, which can only be reached by ferry from the mainland.
Roads are mostly single track with passing places which encourages driving at a leisurely pace, whilst looking ahead for oncoming vehicles.

Imagine our surprise on Sunday when we spotted a West Coast Motors Van Hool coach heading towards us, to Craignure from Fionnphort where ferries cross to Iona.

West Coast Motors run a variety of  vehicles in various shapes and sizes. Some of the pictures below were taken at Tobermory where WCM vehicles mix with various touring coaches from the mainland.

Tobermory is the main town on the island which attracts visitors to see the brightly painted buildings which were made famous when shown on the TV programme 'Balamory'.

The main bus services terminate in the coach park at the southern end of the main street.

Whilst travelling through Craignure the West Coast Motors depot was spotted so a brief visit to photograph the vehicles took place.

All major ferry services to and from the island are operated by Caledonian Macbrayne. Our return journey will be via the Craignure to Oban service shown below.

 Snow on the surrounding hills in October illustrates how winter soon arrives in Scotland

 Caledonian MacBrayne ferry at Craignure

 Above & below a visit to Iona took us on yet another CalMac ferry

The Corran ferry which we used outbound combined with the Lochaline ferry

Normal Service will be resumed tomorrow!       D.G.