22 miles
An easy day, as we cycled down to the Craignure ferry terminal to return to Oban.  We had shelved plans to cycle round the north of Mull, spending a second night in Tobermory partly because of the difficulty in finding accommodation, and partly because of the weather forecast.  In the event, this was probably a good decision, as the cloud was very low, and for much of the morning we had drizzly showers.

The first half of the day’s cycling, as far as Salen, was quite tough with many climbs on singletrack road, made harder by vying with motor traffic while avoiding potholes.  After Salen, the road’s wider and flatter.  Not much to report, with the only notable nature points being a pair of seals who took a great deal of interest watching us watching them watch us watch them…

The ferry crossing to Oban is quite quick, taking only 45 minutes.  Then we had to tackle the hurlyburly of Oban traffic (a bit of a shock after the last few days of relatively quiet roads) as we returned to pick up the car.

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