Ship Wrecks at Salen Beach, Ilse of Mull
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Ship Wrecks at Salen Beach, Ilse of Mull

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Salen on the Isle of Mull, Scotland. A little village with a small marina and these picturesque wrecks of fishing boats right at the road side. Not many cars were passing, but almost every one stopped.

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