Monday, 28 January 2013

Stormy Seas

The MV Raasay, the smaller of the two ferries which Caledonian MacBrayne uses on the Kilchoan - Tobermory run, is shown coming in to Mingary Pier at 7.55 this morning.  It carried two cars and several foot passengers, probably a few more than usual because, although there are two more sailings today, one leaving Tobermory at 11.00am, the other at 3.45pm, the weather is expected to deteriorate through the day.  As it was, the early morning crossing was.... bouncy.

The Tobermory lifeboat was called out in atrocious conditions yesterday morning.  We saw her speeding up the Sound towards the lighthouse but the visibility was too poor for a photo.  She went to the aid of a fishing boat with engine trouble off Coll, and didn't return for almost twelve hours.  See the RNLI press release here.

1 comment:

    BBC have done a big spread on the RNLI rescue.