We sailed early this morning from Oban with a spectacular cloudscape providing a wonderful backdrop for photographing the coastal landscape of the dramatic west coast of Scotland. Duart Castle and Lismore Lighthouse were prominent architectural landmarks that caught our eye – and lens! From Craignure on the island of Mull, we travelled by bus along a narrow, winding road to the small village of Fionnphort to catch the ferry to the historic and spiritual island of Iona. The weather gods were on our side, thankfully, and we enjoyed beautiful, sunny conditions exploring the nunnery and famous 13th century abbey. The island has a rich archeological landscape for photography, and we learned from our local guide about the importance of Iona as the birthplace of Christianity in Scotland. In the afternoon, we retraced our ferry and bus journey to visit the seat of the MacLean clan and explored Duart Castle, which dates to the 13th century and has been progressively renovated and restored since 1912.