In mid-Sept 2021 1 of us had 2 appointments a week apart in Glasgow and a week’s holiday to use before October… so of course it made perfect sense to stay in Scotland for a week.
Our last visit to Ardnamurchan had just been for a short weekend and we wanted more time there so we scheduled 3.5 days for a return trip. We like the remote beaches but it is quite a long drive to get there even with the Corran ferry. This is the only midge we didn’t mind .
Mull was somewhere neither of us had been and with a week to fill it made sense to spend 2 days there using that as the return route from Ardnamurchan to the mainland. This was possibly the best stopping place on the entire island, and one that not many normal road-going vehicles would have tried to get to . Apart from that we thought we were missing what some of the fuss about Mull is about, but 1 of us isn’t very patient at sitting watching animals or birds which might explain it.
It would have been a shame to head back over the border when there was still a weekend with a day of good weather after the 2nd appointment but it also wasn’t worth going north of Glasgow again. Great Cumbrae was the answer: a small easily accessible island we hadn’t been to before. An amazing sunset over Bute was just opposite Indian Rock . We also investigated lion rock and croc rock .