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This Island stole my heart
This article follows on from "Small Wonders"
Another in an occasional series from a Standard owner in Scotland:
I simply hadn’t wanted to leave. The engines of the ferry stirred beneath and the Craignure boarding platform slowly shrunk away. My heart ached. Whilst on shore I hadn’t fully realised it but as the distance between the shore and me continued to widen, I now knew that Mull had silently made her way in and found somewhere to settle with me.
It was the end of January – a month positively thought of for it is always a month of adventure and new places. With her often bleak and freezing winds, every year, January brings with her another anniversary for my partner Chris & I. January 2010 saw us having been together for 8 years and so, like all our other Januarys, we had celebrated by heading away from home and staying a week somewhere wild.
This year we had chosen Mull and she did not disappoint. Never before had I seen a place that had such dramatic skies, rugged shores and challenging terrain. We’d taken Chris’s rally-
On the back of a postcard I scribbled:
"Mull has been an incredibly beautiful and intoxicating meeting of dramatic mountains, rocky shores & a wild sea. I have loved Mull’s wild & untamed heart and have watched the changing light and weather with curious delight."
Mull Postcard entitled: Road to the Glen, Isle of Mull
Upon leaving Mull, I had written out the postcard to remind me why we ought to come back. Back to the island that, when I hadn’t been looking, had stolen my heart.
There are more photos on my Flickr page: www.flickr.com/vintagehighlands
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