Calmac Ferry back to mainland from Hebrides

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Calmac Ferry back to mainland from Hebrides

Post by Angus Mac Kinnon » Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:18 pm

On board Calmac's M.V. Lord of the Isles from Lochboisdale to Oban on Saturday 26th July 2014.

Return brought forward so had to go 'stand-by' as no reservations available, by any routing, before next week. Meant having to join Q at Lochboisdale as it's a first come / first served basis service, so this added some 7 hours onto what already a tedious journey, but lucky enough to get on board saving 3-4 days hanging about. Last car to board and last to disembark at Oban.

Lovely sail, flat calm, no wind nor sea swell. The Calmac haddock in the Mariners' Restaurant was up to the traditional high standard!

Saw a Minke venting at about 8 miles West of the Ardnamurchan Lighthouse.

Also spotted the SeaLifeSurveys.co, vessel heading out of Tobermory on her way to spot whales, dolphins, etc.

The 2012 Chinese-built cargo vessel M.V. VANQUISH seen 'steaming' North up the Sound of Mull, on a passage from Drogheda to Blyth. Built by the Hangzhou Dongfeng Shipyard, their yard No. 740, and completed in April of 2012 by the Bijlsma Shipyard of Holland. Owned by Veka Compaa/ / Veka Global 3, of the Netherlands. IMO 9375135. GRT 3,871 T., DWT 4,800 T. Dimensions 100 mts x 16 mts x 6.3 mts. Propulsion by Wartsila Type 8R 32 LN Diesel Engine rated at 3,280 kW @ 750 RPM engine speed. Served by bow and stern thrusters. Flag - Netherlands. Vessel service speed - 13 knots.
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Wee Peugeot - last on board Lord of the Isles.JPG
Wee Peugeot - last on board M.V. Lord of the Isles
Minke whale blowing - in the Minch.JPG
Minke whale blowing - in the Minch
Coming up abeam of Tobermory, Mull.JPG
Coming up abeam of Tobermory, Isle of Mull
Sea-life Surveys boat leaving Tobermory.JPG
Sea-life Surveys boat leaving Tobermory
M.V. VANQUISH - 1.JPG
M.V. VANQUISH - 1
M.V. VANQUISH - 2.JPG
M.V. VANQUISH - 2
M.V. VANQUISH - 3.JPG
M.V. VANQUISH - 3
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Re: Calmac Ferry back to mainland from Hebrides

Post by alasdairmac » Mon Jul 28, 2014 3:26 pm

Good to have you back Angus, though I see that you referred to the car a just a "wee Pugeot" and not "My wee Pugeot". Have you not told her yet?
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Re: Calmac Ferry back to mainland from Hebrides

Post by Angus Mac Kinnon » Mon Jul 28, 2014 3:43 pm

Naw ..... feart tae ..... ye cross the Maltese Mafiosi Cross at yer peril ..... !
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