The Indian summer we have been enjoying has finally given in to autumn on Mull. It is a little cooler, and the storms have begun! As I write the forecast is for 60 mph gusts with torrential rain overnight.
Having been busy selling lambs and calves recently, Farmer was able to take some family time and a decision was made to go to Glengorm Coffee Shop for lunch, and go for a walk there – as we haven’t ever walked there! The Coffee Shop is open until the end of October, and Glengorm has lovely walks you can take, so it is well worth a visit.
It was a typical autumn on Mull kind of a day, fantastic strong clear light with high puffy clouds followed by darker threatening clouds bringing sharp downpours of rain.
Tobermory was looking beautiful, so much colour. The main street was quiet, but it is October, and the season is beginning to slow down. Having said that, the Mull Rally is this coming weekend, so things will hot up over the next few days as teams arrive and the spectators begin to bag their pitches.
Today there was a pop up shop selling clothes in the Aros Hall, a good opportunity to see if there was anything a teenager might need.. (there wasn’t but it was fun to look).
The Coffee Shop was quiet, we had a nice lunch, and a chance to look at the Mull Through the Lens (camera club) exhibition of wildlife, landscape and sunset photographs.
The views across to Ardnamurchan from the Glengorm coastline are lovely. Nice spot for a bath too, though possibly not very private. There are lots of walks you can do on your own, or you can book a guided wildlife walk with Steph, the Glengorm Ranger. We will certainly be going back to explore their longer walks without the teenager!
Towards evening and back at Treshnish, an almighty downpour with simultaneous sunshine gave us a moment or two of intense double rainbow, as these slivers of rain fall through the sun on the lean-to shed.