Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Gourock Pier

As SATURN makes her sweeping approach to Gourock Pier around Kempock Point, two of CalMac's smaller vessels lie alongside as they await the start of the summer schedule, when both will resume their duties. Closest is LOCH TARBERT, which had recently been overhauled at Ardmaleish and is usually employed, during summer, between Lochranza on Arran, and Claonaig on the Kintyre peninsula. Beyond her is ISLE OF CUMBRAE, which spends her summers running from Tarbert across Loch Fyne to Portavadie. She, too, had recently been to the Ardmaleish Boatyard and had just arrived at Gourock a few minutes earlier.