Friday 22 September 2023
Over The Sea To Skye
Although it would appear that you could easily fling a haggis (a dead haggis, of course, they are now a protected species) from mainland Scotland to the Isle of Skye. ...Uig and Tarbert. Tarbert is on the Island of Hewis (or is it Larris?) It is one island but has two names!
The Skye Bridge opened in 1995 accompanied by a "pitchforks at dawn" controversy iver the cost of tolls.
But the ferries that it replaced (from Kyle of Lochalsh to Kyleakin) were struggling to cope. It is revealing to follow the development of this route.
Fancy going over by bus in the 1930s?
Then comes a real oddity.
The ferry from Glenelg to Kylerhea was always privately owned. Now operating during summer months only it is your last chance to enjoy a ride on a turntable ferry.If you are in those parts with a car, you should try it! It is weirdly old-fashioned but wonderfully quaint.
Which brings is to the route from Mallaig to Armadale, sailed by the fbbs on their recent holiday.
More of this tomorrow.
The flu a k a very heavy cold a k a Rangoon Nadgers is still cramping your blogger's style. Yesterday was a horrid day and last night the old man was tucked up in bed by 2000.
Cough. Wheeze. Snotter, Groan.
Next Highland Bus Stops blog : Sat 23rd September