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Dave P
25-07-2005, 10:46 PM
Mull consists mostly of quality single track roads with passing places for the most part with the odd bit of single carraigeway here & there. very happy

Check out this twat! :o
Me
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A family who work with me go over there regularly and invited my wife & I over.

They've got a small fishing boat hence me dressed up as a twat for going out on the boat...

Our 125k mile 205 Diesel did us proud and never missed a beat :D

I did more emergency stops on the single track roads in 2 days on Mull than i've done in all my years driving!
The brakes were stinking on several occasions but never stopped working. :)

I also had a few trips onto the grass verge to avoid on coming Audi's (it was always Audi's for some reason) :confused:
Check out the loaded up 205
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v330/Dave106rallye/2005_0725Image0030.jpg

Mull is rather scenic
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Whats the story in Balamory... wouldn't you like to know! ;)
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My advice for anyone intending to go to Mull is make sure you have good brakes and good dampers on your car!

SLIK
25-07-2005, 10:54 PM
Looks awesome and some awesome weather. Hope the breeze was strong enough to keep the midges away, they seem particularly bad around Edin this year, I am covered in bites from a 10 min exposure..

They don't much like spowing down here either, mostly they either force you off teh road after crapping themselves that ther eis another car coming (and not always single tracks), or they don't care about the vehichle they are in and take to teh verge at high speed, which is aways amusing. Last one that did that to me was a fortnight ago, must have been driving at 40mph half up a long grass verge in a flatbed type pickup transit... While I cowered in disbelief having parked on the opposite verge..

Seriously nice part of teh world when it is like that, and also has a certain charm when teh weather is crap but you often have to endure a lot to experience that side of it.. Specially if camping or caravaning as my family used to do..

Dave P
25-07-2005, 11:04 PM
We really scored with the weather, it was 20+ degrees for sure. :cool:

The midges didn't come out till the sun went down, then they were out in force. :(

Luckily Alison & I came prepared with midgie repellent whick worked well as we didn't get bitten at all. :)

Dave P
26-07-2005, 06:26 PM
A few more pics from our trip...
A wee waterfall
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Sunset
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Duart Castle
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Road between Ardgour - Lochaline :cool:
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Corran - Ardgour ferry
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Lochaline - Fishnish ferry
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dunc
31-07-2005, 04:11 PM
looks nice and scenic up there :)

G-sport
31-07-2005, 04:17 PM
man the landscape looks so dard without light pollusion in those sunset photos

jon_ox
31-07-2005, 04:22 PM
looks an awsome place i wouldnt mind going there!

Tom J
10-01-2006, 10:36 PM
BUMP!!

Dave, I'm thinking of going to Mull for part of our honeymoon; I've been before but I only daytripped it from Craignure to Tobermory and back on the bus. What are the rest of the roads like? Did you do the Dervaig road out of Tobermory, and which of the ferries did you use? Was thinking about moving on from there up to Skye using the Tobermory ferry, then up the Ardnamurchan peninsula and northwards towards Mallaig... Can you offer any pointers? First time I've been to the highlands driving, assuming I get through my test, but single track roads are bread and butter being on the edge of Dartmoor at home!

Lindsay S2
10-01-2006, 11:00 PM
Really good pictures - it looks lovely - cant believe how nice the weather looks too.

Dave P
11-01-2006, 02:56 PM
Tom: it's the 1st time i'd been there, as i said at the start of the thread you need good brakes and dampers over there due to the nature of the roads.

Dervaig road doesn't ring a bell.

I used the Lochaline - Fishnish ferry to get to Mull.

Fuel is very expensive in the highlands & Islands, i 1.06/litre for diesel when i was there! :eek:

Enjoy.