@fitheach It's a Calmac short crossing ferry. I think they still have one of those at Mallaig, and there used to be one on the Dunoon run, don't know if it's still there.
You're right about the ferry 😉
but way-off on the other details.
The Mallaig-Armadale crossing is about 45 minutes, but the ferry is a lot bigger than the one in the photo.
@fitheach I've done Mallaig-Armadale twice in the last year. That is, indeed, a bigger ferry; but I saw one like the one in your picture in Mallaig harbour. I don't know what route it served.
Small ferry at Mallaig would possibly be the one that does the Small Isles route (Muck, Canna, Rum & Eigg). No pun intended.
Diesel-electric? Didn't know that.
Rothesay ferry is a whopper, too.
@fitheach Yes, the Catriona is one of the new diesel-electrics. Small, short run, sheltered water - a more modern replacement for the one in your picture.
@fitheach I'd go for Lochranza-Claonaig given the hill in the background, but I don''t know what sort of ferry they run there!
You were much closer with your first guess.
@fitheach Surely they're running the new diesel-electric ferries on the Dunoon-Gourock route?
The other guess would be Rothesay, but I'd have thought that would be a bigger ferry.
It looks like the Corran ferry.
You got it in one.
I've been over that stretch a few times.
Last year, the ferry crashed into the slipway and was out of commission for ages, during July. A lot of very unhappy people.
@fitheach Coast of Scotland. 🤔
Deductive reasoning; Sherlock Holmes would be proud 😃
@fitheach When you see great planes of water, think of the sea, not of an oasis. ☝🏼
South west of Corran is known as An Linne Sheileach (the salty pool), north east of Corran as An Linne Dhubh (the dark pool). Corran is at the boundary between fresh and salt water (sea). You do get kelp & jellyfish at Corran, so very much like the sea.
@fitheach I admit a lake was my first thought due to the mountains.
Yet, Wikipedia says I might still be right: "A coastline [..] is [..] a line that forms the boundary between the land and the ocean or a lake."
I didn't have this definition in my mind though when I posted my reply. 😅
Agreed. Old usage of coast means "at the side of something". Modern usage: coast is usually sea, a loch (lake) would be shore(line).
Language is an ever changing thing 😃
@fitheach So are shores/coasts. What a match! 😜
In my childhood, I saw the lochs of Ireland btw., really enjoy the memory. 😍