The Salen Show is a must-do event if you are on or anywhere near the Isle of Mull in early August. The location of the show ground has to be one of the most picturesque you can imagine – at the point where the Aros river meets the sea, below a ruined castle set on a cliff, set back a little from the Sound of Mull and near the lovely humpbacked Aros Bridge. A beautiful tin shed sits in the shelter of trees at the back of the field and nearby a path leads up to the upper field, where all the equestrian activities take place.
We decided to enter our eggs for the Salen Show Produce tent. Kindly a neighbour offered to take them to the show field for us as you need to get your entries in early and we didnt want to be there all day.
I drove to Calgary to drop them off and was rewarded by this beautiful encounter on the way home. She stood and looked at me for quite a while but I only had a small lens on so couldn’t get any closer!
There was lots going on at the show. Masses of the traditional stock judging classes, a whole upper field of horsemanship, the beautiful wholesome creative entries in the Produce and Craft Tent, stalls selling agricultural goods, delicious local food and produce, the SWRI, the red Cross, Mull and Iona Community Trust and USCA – not to mention all the classes in the dog show, the wild terrier racing, the hill race and so much more..
Mull Musical Minds were raising money for their very worthwhile singing group. Artists from Comar (the arts organisation based in Tobermory – formerly An Tobar & Mull Theatre) were mingling with the show crowds prior to a performance opening soon.
We all had a great day out, it rained only for moments, and I think we won a 1st and a 3rd/4th with our eggs – a red dot and a yellow one! Thank you Treshnish Hens.