Tuesday 12 October 2010

Tobar Mhoire

There's a ferry runs from Kilchoan to Tobermory. A sizeable craft; it takes vehicles in the summer (up to the end of October, I think) but foot passengers only the rest of the year. It must be a real boon to folk living that far west, inasmuch as you can get to a fair-sized town, boasting more than one shop(!), within about 40 minutes. It's also only a few quid for the fare - as long as you're leaving the motor behind. I found it quite encouraging to note that it still runs at all, given that the crossing we were on, which was around midday on the Tuesday, saw precisely nobody disembark when the ferry arrived at Kilchoan, and only us, the dugs and two other folk get on for the hurl over to Mull.

Seems to me it'd be relatively easy for them to justify cutting the frequency of the service back a bit, so I'm hoping the decision not to do that is based on the lifeline it provides for the public at large.

It's what I'm choosing to believe, at any rate.

There's not much to say about the ferry crossing, or indeed Tobermory, that can't be gleaned from the photies. It's my kind of town.

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