The Kylerhea Ferry

Jamie  Green

Backbarrow, Nr Ulverston, United Kingdom

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Looking down to the strait of Kyle Rhea from just above the village of Kylerhea on the Island of Skye. The small ferry is crossing to Glenelg on the mainland. I had intended to get some more photos of the ferry but events somewhat overtook us.If you view larger by clicking on the image, you can make out a camper van by the Glenelg slipway. It loaded safely alongside 2 other cars. But when it was leaving the ferry at a fairly extreme angle, its tailend got caught on the ferry ramp. I was too busy laughing to get a shot. Eventally it pulled free leaving broken bits on the ferry. The crew and a party of cyclists then spent 10 minutes picking up broken bits and pieces of the van. Then our turn came. We were the only vehicle and drove aboard and crossed uneventfully. However, if you look at where the van had parked on the far side, there is a sharp right angle (or left angle) turn off the slipway. A large landrover was parked there, where the van had been but it had made no effort to pull in and make room for cars coming off the ferry. I was left with the task of completing a 10 point turn trying to avoid falling off the edge, Caroline, who could see the drop, was most nervous. The lady with the landrover stood there in front of her vehicle watching me for 5 minutes or so. Finally, as I’d almost completed the manoeuvre, she asked if It would be helpful for her to move her vehicle..Doh!!!!!
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Kylerhea (Scottish Gaelic: Caol Reatha) is a village on the east coast of the Isle of Skye, in the Scottish Highlands, overlooking Kyle Rhea, a strait splitting Skye from the Scottish mainland. A ferry service has linked Kylerhea with Glenelg on the mainland for centuries. The first car ferry[ was introduced in 1935, with a turntable located on the boat. Despite the existence of the now toll-free Skye Bridge, this ferry service still runs during the summer months, due to its popularity as the more scenic and traditional route between Skye and the mainland.It is community run. Source Wikipedia

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