Tuesday, 9 March 2010


Heading for the Garvel yard at Greenock, to undergo her annual overhaul, CalMac's LOCH PORTAIN - normally employed on the Sound of Harris crossing between Harris and North Uist in the Western Isles - was seen passing McInroy's Point as she made her way upriver. Unlike most of the smaller CalMac ferries, LOCH PORTAIN is driven by water pump jets, the numerous shallows on her regular route making this form of propulsion more preferable.