Wednesday, 4 September 2013

A varied week of weather and adventures this week on Mull.

It has to be said due to the weather it has been a challenging week working here at Tavool House on Mull . It has been very wet indeed and consequently the young people we are working with have understandably been slightly questioning about going outside. Having said that they have, climbed, canyoned, gorge walked, swum in the sea, caved, walked and been orienteering so far. Once out there has been no stopping them or their leaders and a couple of outdoor enthusiasts have been born! The conditions have created some beautiful colours in the landscapes, the dominant colours being an intense green. Unusually for this time of year, the turning to browns has held off  longer than I thought. A few weeks ago I did spread gloom and doom about summer being over, but pleasingly  the landscape is mocking my predictions. We will be in the sea tomorrow, coasteering. One positive is the sea is really warm at present and the swell has been building so it should be rather good fun. Hebridean Pursuit's season out here at Tavool House will continue into November, fingers crossed for an Indian Summer and late Autumn warmth, but what ever happens we will be outside having adventures.

It dried up for instructing rock climbing on the Ross of Mull. 

Abseil descent into the Canyon. Didn't matter how wet it was!

Waterfall explorations, bring on the soaking.

The beauty of Knockvologan on Tuesday.

Velvet greens enhanced by the rain.