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Isle of Coll

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A birding holiday lead by Chris Gomershall on the Isle of Coll 3-11June 2002.  Photos were scanned from slides or prints and are poor quality but are a record. The second holiday is below

Oban sea front. After a nine hour drive from home

A Small Trawler

The Fish market

We stayed in an excellent B&B before taking the Calmac ferry to Coll

Cal-Mac Ferry "Clansman"


Chip Thief

Coll Orthogneiss (rocks)

Mull Castle on the shore

The Isle of Coll

The Post Office and Shop, Coll

"First Port of Call" Tea Room and B&B

The Golf Course

Arinagour High Street

Coll Habour, the Kirk is on the skyline

Fulmar nest

Hebridean Centre at Ballyhaugh where we stayed

Long view of Training Centre and ruins

A Dike

Croft House

MV Faithful awaiting repair having hit an undersea pinnacle.

Eroded Dune

Backlit sheep

Restored "Black Houses"

Loch Breachacha

Feall Cliffs

Feall Bay

Sheep skull

Oyster catcher

Cliad Bay

My baby

Soaring Fulmar

The "Teller of Tales"

Evening Cliad Bay

Eider Duck

Feall Cliffs

Intrusion Hogh Bay


Crossapol Bay

Evening View west

Beach Photography

Green Algae

Common Seal

The Macha

The white house

A Ruined Croft

Evening at Scorisdale

Feall Bay

Rock Formation

Feall Cliff

Volcanic Dike

Hogh Bay


King cups

Stream and Flag Iris


Banana time

Evening Bousel



Stone built Croft

Our Group

Rock "Waves"

Stream on the beach Cliad Bay

Setting off for Lunga

Lunga. The low rocks act as a jetty

Fulmar Nest



Disaster: Camera dropped!



Puffin Watching on Lunga


Female Eider Duck

Greylag Goose

Lunga Bluebells


Dike wall and Thrift

Fire One!


Towards Saffa

Towards Skye

Towards Skye


Rock patterns

Evening Bousel


Two Herdwick Sheep 

Sea Grass

Cow plus Erratic Boulder, We saw lots of birds but I failed to get reasonable photos!

Cows plus calf 

Our visit to the Isle of Coll,  2nd to 12th April 2005  We stayed in the Coll Hotel. Four seasons in one day and a lot of rain

Duart Castle on our way

The New Jetty Coll

The Village

Wind blown

The Coll Hotel 

Through the Kirk Window

The old and new Castles

A volcanic Dyke

View From our Hotel Window 

Daffodils and a Rainbow

Old Croft home

The White House


Coloured Pebbles

Crossing the stream


Highland Bull

Amazing rock patterns

Port na Luing




Seals basking

Where we stayed

Hotel Garden

View from Bedroom

Hotel Bar

Old and new castles



Lobster Pots

Lobster Pot buoys

Scorisdale towards Skye

Feall Bay and ben Feall


Lobster Boat

Post Office