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Balamory Holiday

Well what a week that was! We’ve just returned from a fabulous family holiday on Mull staying at Calgary Bay in Ben Bhuide House. We seem to be lucky with the weather every time we visit Scotland and this year was no exception. It may have been a bit chilly but the sun was shining every single day apart from the day we were due to come back… more of that later.

This year we were joined by our great friends Sharon, Mike and Violet who is almost the same age as our daughter Alice. The children had the best time ever playing on the beach, running round and building sand castles. The adults enjoyed a few glasses of wine and some of the best seafood available on the planet. We saw Sea Eagles, Deer and an Otter all of which were too quick for me to catch on camera. Later in the week we became aware the weather forecast was threatening to disrupt the ferry service and we thought about catching an earlier boat. Then we spotted a few bottles of wine were yet to be drunk and decided to stay as planned!

The following morning we arrived at Craignure and watched the ferry struggle to moor up to the pier. Respect for the Caledonian MacBrayne crew who managed in very difficult conditions and got us safely back to Oban with little fuss. The weather forecast on the radio said we should expect heavy snow and delays in our journey. We got back 2 hours faster than it took us to get there in the first place.

Calgary Bay on the Isle of Mull holds some special memories for us and we can’t wait for our next visit. Now, where’s the diary?



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  • Neil Burnett
    March 23, 2013 at 19:41 

    Amazing. I want to go now!

  • Matthew Pearman
    March 23, 2013 at 20:19 

    Definately on our ‘to do’ list. Beautiful place.

  • Harriet Oliver
    March 24, 2013 at 02:45 

    What a talented photographer. Love all the pictures and want to go xxx.

  • Marlene Sharpe
    March 24, 2013 at 12:42 

    Well Steve, beautiful as usual. Can’t wait till June.

  • Marlene Sharpe
    March 24, 2013 at 12:43 


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