Islay Visit by John 24 – 25 Sept. 2015

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24 Sept. 2015 the LH pic is taken from the top of the hill known as the “Rest & Be Thankful” before dropping down to Inveraray (middle Photo) where I have taken what I think is an interesting pic., showing our mode of transport in the foreground, with, in the background, a small steam boat affectionately known as a west coast puffer, and they were used up to approx. the 1960’s delivering anything and everything to outlying places, which could not be reached easily by road, or not at all, and the other ship in the background is an early sail and powered small ship, which appears to be selling a shop !! The pic on the RH side is of the ferry …”Hebridean Isles” which is a roll on roll off vessel which not only carries foot passengers, cars, vans, buses, but also huge trucks transporting goods to and from the distilleries, see pic of one such truck of Carntyne Transport out of Glasgow. The roll on roll offs have transformed things out of all recognition in the past  50 years.100_0833 (Small)




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