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Going Home

sunny 18 °C
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My ferry from Islay back to the mainland was at 15:30, and it was a great sail. Sunshine all the way for 2 hours.

MV Finlaggan at Port Askaig

MV Finlaggan at Port Askaig

From the terminal at Kennacraig I had a 10 minute drive to the next ferry, over in Tarbert (on the other side of the Kintyre Peninsula) at 18:15. The Tarbert to Portavadie trip is 25 minutes - just a short hop. More lovely sunshine, and amazing scenery on both sides of Loch Fyne.

Loch Fyne

Loch Fyne

It's another Calmac route - £10.75 one way for the wee Audi and me.

Tarbert

Tarbert

Next came a 40 minute drive to Dunoon for the 3rd ferry - to Gourock. That drive features quite a lot of single track road and spectacular scenery - it was a shame to be driving!

I drove onto the Western Ferries’ 19:30 sailing at 19:27. It's more expensive - £17.10.

A 20 minute voyage on that one. More evening sunshine and wonderful scenery.

Firth of Clyde

Firth of Clyde

The last leg was 1hour 40 minutes in the car to get home.

Who needs an expensive cruise with all these cheap ones on the doorstep?

Posted by IainT 14:02 Archived in Scotland Tagged scotland islay calmac islandlife

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