Yes an amazing ferry, and a great team that runs it.I have to admit that in my ignorance I have never heard of such a thing. My only excuse is that there is only one of them.
They could hardly make a worse job and they have a nice dog, which probably means they're much better equipped for dealing with politicians.There is a rumour the Community team that retained the ex- Ballachulish ferry are being asked to take over CMAL's role. Wonder what write-down period they have declared for the Glenachulish?
Now you've done it - you've mentioned politicians ! If the mods had a scooby what we're on about someone would get banned.There was one at Kylesku I think.
They could hardly make a worse job and they have a nice dog, which probably means they're much better equipped for dealing with politicians.
Great ferry, how ingenious!Yes an amazing ferry, and a great team that runs it.
Quite well known up here as pass it each time go through Kyle Rhea.
And it is one of the many reasons why Scots wonder why they make such a meal out of the Cowes ferry, which should be so simple by comparison in the much calmer waters!
Yes it's a Monty Python skit...it went U/S by running aground, despite that being actually part of its job..and Cowes being the most surveyed harbour in existence..and a ferry running across the mouth of the river Medina since the ancient Romans were here..not to mention 2 million of ratepayers' cash..Did it not also ground itself at spring low tides because it's the wrong shape/too deep/some other witlessness? Utter nonsense that a chain ferry can be got wrong; it's a pontoon with swims at either end and a couple of windlasses, shipbuilding literally doesn't get simpler.
I understand that it's much bigger than the old one, so is pulled sideways more by the tide with the weight of the chains not enough to hold it in line, so ends up in the wrong place.How can something of such medieval simplicity be so unreliable, or ever need repairs?
But going back to this thread topic, the Skye turntable ferry deals with up to 9 knots cross tide without problemsI understand that it's much bigger than the old one, so is pulled sideways more by the tide with the weight of the chains not enough to hold it in line, so ends up in the wrong place.