Hebridean Princess and Davaar Island

10.3C bright and sunny. Wind WSW/SW/W to 25 mph with gusts to 36 mph.

Maeve the Deerhound slept through until the alarm clock ... again !
With this wind the bedroom chimney will be noisy to some extent so fingers crossed for tonight.

After lunch Maeve and I went for the repeat of the morning walking route across the road and round to the park and the harbour and back along through town. MV Loch Fyne, the small CalMac ferry I saw leave the loch yesterday, was back at the old quay. FRI Ocean was at the new quay taking on wood.

Once Maeve was back home and settled I went for another walk. I went out to the shipyard. When I got to the top of the hill at the shipyard I could see a ship at the outer end of the channel by Davaar island heading in towards the loch. I waited and watched as she came in through the channel and passed the shipyard. She looked very stable on the choppy water. By the time I got back along Low Askomill to the Esplanade she was turning to make her approach to the linkspan side of the new quay. A fishing boat came in past her as she was turning. One of the catamaran fish farm boats came in soon after. Many years ago when Hebridean Princess was the CalMac ferry MV Columba Apothecary7 and I went from Oban to Coll and Tiree on her.

Podcasts of BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs on the Clip (as I walked):
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. English celebrity chef, television personality, journalist, food writer and campaigner on food and environmental issues, known for his back-to-basics philosophy
Joanna Lumley. English actress.
Coming back from the shipyard and walking into the wind I played ZZ Top (Eliminator) because the wind noise was such that I wouldn't have been able to hear another podcast.

Afternoon music ... Jean-Michel Jarre, Oxygene. Mark Knopfler, Movie Soundtrack to Local Hero.

DMC-LX7 f/2.8 1/1600 sec. ISO-80 10mm (35mm focal length 50mm)

Note: If you go large and look very carefully you might just be able to see two people on the Doirlinn not far from the beacon. Gives scale to the scene ... if you can see the people !

Extra: Hebridean Princess in Campbeltown Loch

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