To continue on with our journey after visiting Tarbert, in 2016, we caught the ferry from Kennecraig to Port Askaig on the Isle of Islay off the west coast of Scotland. The weather was perfect and it felt like a mini cruise, especially as we had a fish & chip supper on board. We landed at Port Askaig and our hotel was a stones throw away from the terminal. We settled in at the hotel and after exploring Port Askaig, which didn’t take long, we visited the bar of the hotel. We had come to Islay and Jura, for the Whisky Festivals. So to get into the swing of it, we had a few drinks in the bar and got to met fellow Whiskey drinkers……they were quite of few……this is something that is taken very seriously, note books came out and drinks ticked off. The next day we caught the ferry to Jura, on the smaller blue ferry you can see in the photos. We were now on our way to Jura’s Whisky Festival and to explore this wild and rugged island…….more to follow.
I am experimenting, my first sideshow….. its nice to have a change once and a while. I have chosen the drive after we had left the Corran Ferry in 2013, from yesterdays post. We then drove about 30 miles to catch another ferry to take us to the Isle of Mull, which we drove across and eventually caught another one, to Iona, which was a beautiful visit. I have a whole category on the ‘Isle of Iona’, if anyone wants to take a look.
The ferry from Port Appin to the Isle of Lismore, near Oban in Scotland. I went on the little ferry in 2012 to take some photos of the Isle of Lismore, but unfortunately, I lost all my photos of that trip and we didn’t have time in 2013, only enough time for this photo.