Autumn Cruise

After the stormy weather of the past two days, we could never have anticipated the calm crossing we experienced today. With no ferry for the past two days, we left Tiree at least 20 minutes late due to the volume of traffic. The sun was shining and it was like a summer’s day.

As we put to sea, it was more like a cruise than a regular crossing to the Mainland.
Kirkapol, Gott Bay
You felt more like you were on holiday, rather than going off on business. No need for coats and hats. Sun specs were more the order of the day.
Silhouette at Scarinish
The ferry cautiously approached the pier at Coll, no doubt in part due to the very low water, the narrow channel and the weight the vessel was carrying.
Isle of Coll, Pier
With great skill the ferry was loaded, it felt like the crew were using a shoehorn. With the final vehicle loaded the Clansman departed Coll 37 minutes late. The Treshnish Isles, the Small Isles and the Ardnamurchan Lighthouse were so clear in the sunlight. The cruise down the Sound of Mull was a delight. It was a.treat sharing it with appreciative friends.
Hardly an inch to spare
As we approached Oban the sun was getting much lower in the sky adding to the drama of the cruise.
Oban. How busy it is compared to Tiree. But first some by now familiar faces . . . well boats and ships …
It is hard to take in that this was the last week in October.