A fascinating look at how things used to be done.

Driving between Glasgow and Fort William either meant a long drive around Loch Leven, via Kinlochleven, or getting the Ballachulish Ferry.

This video shows the ferry crossing in 1926.


Moving on nearly 50 years, here is the same ferry crossing at Ballachulish. This cine film was taken in 1973.


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The ferries from 1926 & 1973 used the same concept of a turntable to make it easier to get vehicles on/off the ferry. Modern day turntable type ferries still exist. Just a few miles north of Ballachulish is the Corran Ferry.


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It's looking likely that we'll be going on that ferry in the next couple of weeks followed by a trip on the Lochaline to Fishnish ferry.

Yes, if we get a decent spell of good weather.

Forecast is good for Friday (to-morrow) to Monday. Are you taking the camper?

Did you ever manage to get that manual fully translated?

We can't get away until after Tuesday.
I got a reasonable amount of the manual translated then a few weeks ago the campervan company emailed us their translated version.
I translated more than they did and it confirmed that a lot of my translation was fairly accurate.

Oh well, not too bad then. I suppose it only matters if there are things you don't know how to operate.

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