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…that's what the sign says on the A890 a few miles past Eilean Donnan on the road to Loch Carron. In December last year the cliff fell on to the road and blocked it for weeks, a ferry was found and Stromeferry had a boat again for a while. It's a tiny hamlet but it became very important for the people of the area why faced a 140 mile diversion while the cliff was repaired.

Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Stromeferry no Ferry...
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:28 Oct 2013 - 8:10 AM
Tags:Highlands scotland, Landscape / travel, Lochaber, Photo journalism
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whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis e2 Member 163 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England73 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2013 - 8:23 AM

That's a long way to the shops. Seriously, I think people are brave just for choosing to live in such isolated places.

December this year??? .....That's prescient of you, Dougie. You should tell them so they can plan for it! BlushGrinGrin


Alan

moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
28 Oct 2013 - 8:24 AM

That must have been awful for the folks to be so isolated. But looks like it would be a lovely place to be stranded, not sure about being in front of a rail track though. Moira

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2013 - 8:42 AM

Ooooops, sorry Blush thanks Alan I've changed the year now.

Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1708 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom81 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2013 - 8:47 AM

I remember the traffic reports on the radio for this last year, huge diversion until the ferry was established again. I also remember the sign, have not been past Stromeferry for probably 20 yrs though. Beautiful area, must get back up there some time.
Nigel

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2013 - 9:09 AM

looks like a great place tho'

andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2013 - 9:16 AM

That's one stunning view dougie a cracker nice one Wink
Andy

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2013 - 9:46 AM

Isolated image too Dougie.
Ron

capto
capto e2 Member 21090 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2013 - 10:14 AM

Interesting shot and info, seems a precarious pov.Smile

ivor

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2013 - 11:50 AM

You must have climbed up into the forest to get this almost bird's eye view, Dougie: living in out of the way spots like this must have many advantages but equally considerable difficulties too, as the scenario you describe illustrate.
R.

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2013 - 11:56 AM

Aye it was quite a hike from the car Ronnie all of 6 feet as I recall, there's a wee viewpoint that looks down on the village.

ronboy
ronboy  4 Scotland
28 Oct 2013 - 1:24 PM

Lovely capture.

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2013 - 1:51 PM

Aye, no ferry.
Lovely memories coming up, all the way around Loch Carron, and then across the Bealach to Applecross.
You found a wonderful point of view, and fantastic blue waters. Such a beauty!
Johanna

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2013 - 1:58 PM

How lovely, a great pov.

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2013 - 2:16 PM

a great composition with this Dougie, as with the write up you have a lot to see
and think about at the same time, was the trains still running I wonder?
Lillian

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2013 - 2:53 PM

A splendid view Dougie.
And a 140 mile diversion ?
I will not complain again when the bus takes a detour due to the road closures here for these flipping trams !!
Mick.

viscostatic
28 Oct 2013 - 4:29 PM

....and I remember when the ferry was the only way across before they built the road round the end of the loch. Great image Dougie.

Phil.

dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2013 - 4:59 PM

Great view and capture Dougie, that is one long diversion.
regards
Yung

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2013 - 6:10 PM

a good informative image Dougie. I thought for a moment you had hired a helicopter.

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
28 Oct 2013 - 8:32 PM

Its a tough life for some people

Peter

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2013 - 8:47 PM

Great pov an super timing Fabulous
I wouldn't want anuthing to spoil the shot /with superb stotppppp viewing

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