Stromeferry no Ferry...

By Scottishlandscapes  
…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.

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28 Oct 2013 8:23AM
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


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moiral 6 12 Scotland
28 Oct 2013 8:24AM
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
Ooooops, sorry Blush thanks Alan I've changed the year now.
Nigeve1 Plus
3 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2013 8:47AM
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.
28 Oct 2013 9:09AM
looks like a great place tho'
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2013 9:16AM
That's one stunning view dougie a cracker nice one Wink
rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
28 Oct 2013 9:46AM
Isolated image too Dougie.
capto Plus
4 4.0k 8 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2013 10:14AM
Interesting shot and info, seems a precarious pov.Smile

RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
28 Oct 2013 11:50AM
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.
28 Oct 2013 11:56AM
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 6 2 Scotland
28 Oct 2013 1:24PM
Lovely capture.
28 Oct 2013 1:51PM
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!
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
28 Oct 2013 1:58PM
How lovely, a great pov.
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2013 2:16PM
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?
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
28 Oct 2013 2:53PM
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 !!
viscostatic 10 35 5 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2013 4:29PM
....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.

dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2013 4:59PM
Great view and capture Dougie, that is one long diversion.
danbrann Plus
12 628 17
28 Oct 2013 6:10PM
a good informative image Dougie. I thought for a moment you had hired a helicopter.
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
28 Oct 2013 8:32PM
Its a tough life for some people

pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2013 8:47PM
Great pov an super timing Fabulous
I wouldn't want anuthing to spoil the shot /with superb stotppppp viewing

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