Oban, Isle of Mull, and Isle of Iona

There is so much to write but I don’t want to bore you with all the details of our trip.  But, here goes, the best I can condense the day.  We started off in Oban.  We missed the early ferry to the Isle of Mull so we walked around the town and saw a little of it before we got on the ferry.

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The ferry ride took about 45 minutes and once we got across we drove to the edge of the island so we could take another ferry to the Isle of Iona.  Love their cows and the long hair!

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The Isle of Iona is supposed to be the “Cradle of Christianity”.  We were thinking it was going to be great and we were so excited.  The manager at the hotel was assuring us how peaceful it felt once you arrived.  Let’s just say that was a little exageration.  We went to the Abby that is still there and learned about Columbo who was a warrior monk.  The island was beautiful but the theology was very much about social justice and there was nothing about Jesus which I believe is Christianity?  ;-/

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These rocks were interesting.  They were what the monks knealed on to pray.  They thought once there was a hole worn through the world would end.  You can see there was a lot of praying happening here.

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So, we headed back on the ferries to Oban.  The weather while we were gone was amazing.  It was the best we’ve had so far.  I think we got to the 70’s and had sunshine.  Lisa and Andy must have brought it from Texas!

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Then we finished the day off with another amazing dinner.  So much fun.  The days are going fast.  They always do when you have such good friends around!

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