The last we heard was that the works are nearing completion and on time, so the ferry should be operating normally again as of Friday 17th December, just in time for Christmas.
But the real battle down the peninsula's roads has been with black ice. Despite last week's thaw much of the road system remains icy, and this has been made worse by frosts over the last three nights. There has been some local criticism of the gritting efforts by Highland Council with reports at last Monday's Community Council of gritting lorries travelling along the roads with orange lights flashing but no grit coming out of the back.
Patches of black ice are now widespread. On Saturday, at the bridge over the river at Ard Daraich near Clovullin, a couple of miles short of Corran ferry, there were three accidents, one car ending up on its roof.