We went to my favourite Mull beach today. Farmer was able to take some time off today too, so we all went. It is probably his favourite Mull beach too. The forecast was for beautiful sunshine, and the reality did not disappoint. When we got there there were quite a few cows on the beach, but they didn’t perceive us to be a threat, and so apart from a few inquisitive calves, they left us alone.
The sand is volcanic and almost black. There are wonderful rocks in the middle of the beach with grassy bits just perfect for sitting on, slightly elevated with a wonderful view out to the Dutchman’s Cap and the other Treshnish islands.
We had our picnic in the brilliant sunshine looking across the black sands to the rocks and the remains of the Atlantic oak woodland, gnarled and twisted into shape by winter storms, autumn colouring on the leaves and wonderful dappled shade underneath.
It is hard to believe from the photographs that this is September! It was such a warm day and the air so still. Farmer even went for a skinny dip, luckily was out and dressed again before we were joined by anyone else!
So am I going to tell you where my favourite Mull beach is? Of course! It is called Traigh na Cille, near Torloisk, just over the hill and down a bit from Treshnish, about 10 minutes in the car and then a short walk.