We spent a week on the beautiful Isle of Mull and were incredibly lucky with the weather. Although we thoroughly enjoyed the whole week, the definite highlight was a trip to Staffa - about an hour by boat from Ulva Ferry.
Fingal's Cave (made famous by Mendelssohn) is the one on the right.
Inside Fingal's Cave - you can clearly see the basalt columns of which the island is made.
A short walk away I fulfilled a long-held ambition of seeing puffins.
Amazingly, we were able to sit and watch these amazing little birds from a distance of 3-4 feet. I don't have a fantastic camera, but we were so close there was no need for big, fancy lenses.
It was an amazing experience, watching the puffins come and go and listening to them making a very unusual, creaking kind of sound!
I can't recommend a trip to Staffa highly enough!
On another day we went across to Iona, and the weather was so fantastic that the sea looked positively Mediterranean!!