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.
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.
It’s another Calmac route – £10.75 one way for the wee Audi and me.
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.
The last leg was 1 hour 40 minutes in the car to get home.
ⓒ iain taylor, 2017