21 thoughts on “MarySmith’sPlace #Arran #SilentSunday

  1. I love Caledonian Macbraine ferries, the name and the journeys. When we had our holiday on Skye we went there and back on one just for the ride. Cyberspouse had a colleague at Heathrow who used to take his annual holiday in Oban so he could watch the ferries!

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    • We’ve always been lucky with the ferry but I have a feeling if I was living on the islands I might have a more jaundiced view. This morning I was reading in the paper about CalMac cancelling a ferry to Tiree because of engine trouble. This meant a 50-strong group of tourists from Iceland couldn’t visit as planned – and apart from their diappointment it meant the hotels, b&bs had empty rooms and restaurants/cafes losing out. They desperately need new ferries but it sounds like that has been postponed. But, yes, I do enjoy travelling on them and watching them come and go.

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  2. I went there once, with my parents. I think I was 11, maybe 12. (So 1963) I was nervous of the ferry, in case I was seasick, and the weather was terrible, despite being the summer holidays. We stayed in a B&B, and the old lady running it was very fierce. So that’s more or less all I remember. Being out in the rain, and intimidated by the grumpy lady on return to the room. 🙂
    Nice to see it in a better light in your photos, Mary.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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