Today, guests onboard National Geographic Explorer explored two small islands to the west of the island of Mull. In the morning, we enjoyed a visit to the island of Staffa with its amazing columns of basalt lava and featuring the mythical Fingal’s Cave. It’s an amazing geological site found on the west coast of Scotland and reasonable ocean conditions allowed for both a Zodiac cruise of the spectacular coastline as well as a landing to stretch the legs. Over lunch we made a short ship transit to allow for another landing on the island of Iona with a short walk to the historic Benedictine Iona Abbey for an informative tour with local guides followed by some free time to wander in and out of the small gift shops and local galleries and studios.