On Mayday weekend we decided to borrow a Bongo from the fiance’s Dad and have a long weekend camping in Mull. Having never been there before I was quite excited to be going but slightly concerned about the long drive.
We set off early morning and headed up to the Corran Ferry (£6.70 per car) which takes you into Argour. This ferry is a good bit of a drive further on than Oban but the ferry from Oban was a lot more money and pretty busy for a holiday weekend. The drive round is actually really pretty though and the drive from Argour to Lochaline is particularly stunning and well worth the extra effort if you can spare the time. From Lochalie you take another ferry to Fishnish on Mull (£4.45 each) and you’re only on it for 1/2 an hour if that so it;s worth sitting up top if you can stand the wind!
On arriving in Mull we headed South while the majority of the traffic headed up to Tobermory (there was a festival on) and after a 40 minute drive or so we found a camping spot that had the most amazing views and barely any neighbours!
The Bongo was a brilliant campign experience having only stayed in a tent or caravan before. It was refreshing not to stop then have to start setting up camp and I really enjoyed the feeling of freedom it gave us.
As a short bre, Mull was fantastic for chilling and relaxing. One night we sat and watched an otter for 1/2 hour or so which was brilliant, on another day we wathched loads of jellyfish in the sea and at one point we nearly even made it up a Munro until I remembered that hill climbing just isn’t my cup of tea!
All too soon it was time to go home so we set off back for the ferry. I really enjoyed Mull and loved being in the Bongo so I reckon we’ll be back very soon!