While my son and grandson were skimming stone a wee bit downstream from here on our recent holiday to North Wales, I made some photos of the ancient bridge. This is the one I like best.
No 12 “Joan” is an engine on the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway. No 12 “Joan” is also named for my maternal grandmother, Joan Mildred Simmons (nee Henzell) and was one of a number of steam engines which were used to haul sugar cane to the factory on Antigua. I visited the WLLR on their recent steam gala and was lucky enough to ride on the footplate on a scheduled service.
To find out more about this rather wonderful heritage railway, visit www.wllr.org.uk. To enjoy the trains, visit the railway!
Viewed from the approach with Staffa Trips last week.
Okay, I’m still getting used to using Lightroom and the tobacco filter on the sky might be a little heavy, but I’m pleased with the seawater.
At the end of the peninsula south of Tayvallich lies the little-used Keills Port. This slipway is the still-operational South Quay and maintained by Argyll and Bute Council. The gated road to the quay is a public road its full length and, contrary to the signs, it is possible to turn a vehicle at the quay end. That said, the best approach is on foot or bicycle to maintain the tranquility of the place. This was once busy with traffic from the Isle of Jura, which lies across the sound. Seals and otters can be seen here and the slipway itself is covered with sea pinks in the spring.
The quay was built in 1821 on the orders of the Parliamentary Commissioners for Highland Roads and Bridges and is attributed to Thomas Telford.
Fish boxes stacked on the Isle of Lismore. Some from Scotland, some from Ireland and some further afield.
Sea pinks or thrift on the wee tidal island of Eilean Trenach off Port Ramsay on the Isle of Lismore.
The row of old cottages in Port Ramsay, Isle of Lismore.
We’re over on Lismore for a long weekend with friends and staying in Port Ramsay, looking out over the Lynn of Lorne. This is last night’s sunset.