NG8635 : Ferry, Strome Ferry

taken 10 years ago, near to Stromemore, Highland, Great Britain

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Ferry, Strome Ferry
Ferry, Strome Ferry
In 2012 the ferry was reinstated while the landslide closed road was being repaired. The boat which normally runs across Kyle Rhea was used as a car ferry as well as a passenger service on this Plockton seal tours boat.

There have always been problems with the road where it runs along the shore of Loch Carron in a heavily fault shattered region NG9137 : Landslide Shelter

Road signs near Stromeferry direct you to a diversion via Drumnadrochit. Even worse is the advice on the Traffic Scotland site:

"The A890 remains closed in both directions at Strome ferry due to a land slide. The Local Council are advising that the road is scheduled to reopen, with restrictions, around 17th February although this date is subject to change. The advised diversion is via Inverness. Unfortunately this involves a journey of approximately 140 miles. The diversion route is signposted along its length."

Inverness! No mention of the shortcut over from Drumnadrochit to Beauly. If I were to do a 200+ km detour, I would want at least to miss out Inverness traffic. All mention of the ferry has been suppressed in the national media to reduce demand. It is always wise to check official traffic advice and be aware of other more convenient routes that They do not want you to use. Lies are a well used management device. Sometimes the roads are not even closed!
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Tuesday, 14 February, 2012   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 19 February, 2012
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OSGB36: geotagged! NG 8633 3535 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:21.5013N 5:33.2415W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NG 8631 3535
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