The Calmac Mull summer timetable started on Good Friday and now we have hourly ferries from Oban to Craignure and back again! Regular visitors will find they are a lot cheaper too. They start earlier in the morning and run until after 7pm. This is a huge improvement for those who need to go to the mainland for work, and makes it possible for islanders to commute and do a full day’s work in Oban. Until October anyway. What happens then is still undecided, but the lower fares will stay in place.
We have had lots of guests in for Easter, and the weather was kind enough to allow a bit of sunshine for the Easter egg hunt in our garden. I am glad the teenagers didn’t feel too grown up to partake!
I took advantage of the Mull summer timetable yesterday as I had to go to Perth, and wanted to come back in one day. I booked the 9.30 ferry going over, and the 19.30 ( think) coming back, which meant I could give myself lots of time. I cannot remember the last time I drove on the mainland on a bank holiday – there was so much traffic, but thankfully we didn’t get held up, and twice experienced camper vans pulling over to let the traffic building up behind them go past. It was a beautiful day and lovely to be reminded of just what a beautiful country we live in.
Farmer was busy while I was away, putting the last ewes through the fank, in preparation for lambing. Some farms on the island have lambs already but our ewes aren’t due for another week or so. Each lot is in its allotted field, and the hill ewes are back on the hill again. The turkeys seem to be settling in, they don’t wander far from the farmhouse and the hen house. Spring appears to be in the air.. so we await news of nests and eggs before long!
Don’t forget to look at our Pricing Booking page for the last spaces in April which have £100 off..