Grisly (Roger)

Grisly (Roger)

Posted on 06/07/2017


Photo taken on June 22, 2015

1/160 f/5.6 35.0 mm ISO 100

SONY SLT-A65V

DT 35mm F1.8 SAM



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Keywords

Glenelg Ferry
Ferry boat
Glenachulish
Gleneg
Kylerhea Narrows
Turntable Ferry
Kylerhea
Highland
Isle of Skye
United Kingdom
Scotland


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Handbrake On HFF

Handbrake On HFF 

For anyone visiting the area this is an experience not to be missed, this was taken just before boarding. The ferry crosses the notorious Kyle Rhea straits to the Isle of Skye it has a six car and twelve passenger limit.
At peak tides speeds of over 10kts have been measured and the narrow sea crossing of under 600 meters can look more like a stretch of river rapids than a sea crossing. The MV Glenachullish originally built in 1969 for the Ballachulish crossing prior to the bridge being opened in 1975 she is the last operating manual turntable ferry in the world.

Before the repaint, especially watch 1.25min in www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIlA2gaBlek

Ulrich John, Helena Ferreira, Jean, Faubion and 27 other people have particularly liked this photo


76 comments - The latest ones
Smiley Derleth
Smiley Derleth
Thank you for sharing this. A fascinating backstory, and a beautifully colorful photograph.
2 weeks ago.
Tacheles
Tacheles
That's an intriguing ferry indeed. Thanks also for sharing the vid that shows it in operation.
HFF!
2 weeks ago.
Grisly (Roger) has replied to Tacheles
Many thanks Norbert, appreciated.
2 weeks ago.
Diane Putnam
Diane Putnam
I've never seen one like that. Superb shot, Roger!
2 weeks ago.
Grisly (Roger) has replied to Diane Putnam
Thank you Diane, It can be an interesting trip !
2 weeks ago.
Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne
Very interesting picture!
HFF Roger and hope you have a good weekend :)
2 weeks ago.
Grisly (Roger) has replied to Rosalyn Hilborne
Thank you Rosa, the long and steep climb back up the other side is just as interesting as the ferry.
2 weeks ago.
Fratton Parker
Fratton Parker
I was wondering what would happen when she hit the wash from the passing trawler....... extra fun is what.:)

HFF Roger, :)
2 weeks ago.
Grisly (Roger) has replied to Fratton Parker
Free !
2 weeks ago.
Erika Akire
Erika Akire
...HFF...
2 weeks ago.
Grisly (Roger) has replied to Erika Akire
Thank you Erika
2 weeks ago.
Gudrun
Gudrun
Wow, I've never seen anything like this before! Great photo and a most interesting video. HFF, Roger!
2 weeks ago.
Grisly (Roger) has replied to Gudrun
Thank you Gudrun, it was a lovely trip across the straights.
2 weeks ago.
Cheryl Beal
Cheryl Beal
Wow how amazing.....you were very brave Roger!!! HFF to you!!
2 weeks ago.
Grisly (Roger) has replied to Cheryl Beal
Thank you Cheryl, we had a lovely calm trip across
2 weeks ago.
LotharW
LotharW
HFF, I believe I would take a malt, before I step to the boat :-)
2 weeks ago.
Grisly (Roger) has replied to LotharW
Thank you Lother, it's generally a very pleasant trip across, but I'll take the malt anyway.
2 weeks ago. Edited 2 weeks ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
That's fascinating, esp the video. HFF, Roger.
2 weeks ago.
Grisly (Roger) has replied to tiabunna
Many thanks George, appreciated.
2 weeks ago.
Doug Shepherd
Doug Shepherd
Nice one Roger - HFF and a great weekend,
2 weeks ago.
Grisly (Roger) has replied to Doug Shepherd
Thank you Doug, appreciated.
2 weeks ago.
Tanja - Loughcrew
Tanja - Loughcrew
HFF dear Roger! Thanks for the video and the song and the informations to the ferry!
This must be an experience for the stomach too ;)))
2 weeks ago.
Grisly (Roger) has replied to Tanja - Loughcrew
Thank you Tanja, the majority of trips are perfectly calm but occasionally ..............
2 weeks ago.
Leon_Vienna
Leon_Vienna
Six cars? Really? Good luck and HFF. ;-))
2 weeks ago.
Grisly (Roger) has replied to Leon_Vienna
Thank you, it had five up when we crossed and I found it a terrific experience
2 weeks ago.
Anne-Marie(Minus)
Anne-Marie(Minus)
original !
2 weeks ago.
Grisly (Roger) has replied to Anne-Marie(Minus)
Thank you Anne-Marie, appreciated.
2 weeks ago.
HappySnapper
HappySnapper
It must be worth crossing the old way just for the experience. HFF Roger.
2 weeks ago.
Grisly (Roger) has replied to HappySnapper
Thank you Maurice, It's a terrific (and the most cost effective) way to cross to to the island,
and it's the most interesting by far.
2 weeks ago.
Emma Gee (Imageering)
Emma Gee (Imageering…
It does look a bit precarious. HFF Roger. :)
2 weeks ago.
Grisly (Roger) has replied to Emma Gee (Imageering…
Thank you Emma, It's normally calm.
2 weeks ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Beautifully captured Roger.
HFF and a nice weekend.
2 weeks ago.
Grisly (Roger) has replied to Jaap van 't Veen
Many thanks Jaap, appreciated.
2 weeks ago.
S Drury
S Drury
A smashing shot indeed Roger .. the ferry certainly looks to have its work cut out here compared to is days at Ballachulish

wishing you an HFF and a good weekend

Best wishes .. Steve
2 weeks ago.
Grisly (Roger) has replied to S Drury
Thank you Steve, the crossing was excellent and the road up from the slipway on Skye is close in appearance and steepness to Bealach na Ba which I'm sure you know well.
2 weeks ago.
Dave Roberts 2014
Dave Roberts 2014
Great bright colours, well captured Roger.

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2 weeks ago.
Grisly (Roger) has replied to Dave Roberts 2014
Very kind Dave Thank you.
2 weeks ago.
Ecobird
Ecobird
Beautifully timed shot and a lovely image Rog. HFF and have a great weekend
2 weeks ago.
Grisly (Roger) has replied to Ecobird
Really apreciated, Thank you.
a terrific trip across the straights.
13 days ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Wonderful shot of this great survivor! And still going strong!
2 weeks ago.
Grisly (Roger) has replied to Larry Drummond
Thanks Larry, she is run very successfully by the community these days.
13 days ago.
Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley
A wonderful HFF Roger. I would love (I think) a ride on that !!! Have a good weekend.
13 days ago.
Grisly (Roger) has replied to Jeff Farley
Thank you Jeff, a wonderful experiance can't wait for a return visit.
13 days ago.
slgwv
slgwv
Sounds like the Kyle Rhea straits would be a candidate for a tidal-power installation!
13 days ago.
Grisly (Roger) has replied to slgwv
Around 60% of all power currently produced in Scotland is by wind or water, aiming for 100% by 2020
13 days ago. Edited 13 days ago.
Cold War Warrior
Cold War Warrior
Looks a bit of a hairy crossing!
13 days ago.
Grisly (Roger) has replied to Cold War Warrior
It can be difficult at times but generally it's a great ride.
13 days ago.
Martine
Martine
Original ce bateau mais un côté pratique.
13 days ago.
Grisly (Roger) has replied to Martine
Indeed it is Martine, thank you.
13 days ago.
Les's Photography AKA aligeeach
Les's Photography AK…
Thank you for posting this excellent image into the group it is reflecting beautifully as the Sun shines in The Little Pond on Ipernity
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13 days ago.
ColRam
ColRam
Un ferry étonnant !!************
12 days ago.
Grisly (Roger) has replied to ColRam
Thank you Ramon, a wonderful boat that still works well.
12 days ago.
Nada BN
Nada BN
I hardly imagine such a tide, an interesting photo! best regards from Slovenia Nada BN
12 days ago.
Grisly (Roger) has replied to Nada BN
Thank you Nada it really is an interesting and enjoyable crossing.
12 days ago.
Frank Roolooth
Frank Roolooth
Good shot & info Roger. This ferry must have carried many thousands of visitors to Skye over the years, there is something nice about getting to an island by a ferry rather than a bridge.
12 days ago.
Grisly (Roger) has replied to Frank Roolooth
Many thanks Frank, not only the ferry trip but the road both sides of the crossing are a wonderful experiance
12 days ago.
Xata
Xata
Have a nice sunday, belated HFF!
12 days ago.
Grisly (Roger) has replied to Xata
Very much appreciated, Thank you.
12 days ago.
Valfal
Valfal
What a fascinating ferry and background of the Kyle Rhea straits! I've never seen a ferry with this design before. A very belated HFF and have a wonderful Sunday, Roger!
12 days ago.
Grisly (Roger) has replied to Valfal
Thank you , The journey to the ferry from both sides are very steep and wildly attractive.
12 days ago.
yokopakumayoko Francesco
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Grisly (Roger) has replied to yokopakumayoko Franc…
Very much appreciated, Thank you.
12 days ago.
Christiane
Christiane
Even didn't know that such a transport could exist ....
Thanks for showing and explaining, Roger.
12 days ago. Edited 12 days ago.
Grisly (Roger) has replied to Christiane
Thank you Christiane, it's a wonderful way to reach the island.
11 days ago.
Dave Roberts 2014
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Dave Roberts 2014
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Thank you for posting this excellent image into the group it is reflecting beautifully as the Sun shines in The Little Pond on Ipernity
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12 days ago.
Grisly (Roger)
Grisly (Roger)
Really appreciated Dave. Thank you.....
11 days ago.
Pat29
Pat29
wonderful capture Roger
11 days ago.
Grisly (Roger) has replied to Pat29
Really appreciated Pat, Thank you.
11 days ago.
Ecobird
Ecobird
A lovely shot of this tiny little ferry Roger. You are right about it being an experience not to be missed, - am not so sure about the road on the other side though! It demands concentration!
11 days ago.
Grisly (Roger) has replied to Ecobird
Very much appreciated, concentration or eyes open lol.
11 days ago.
Cheryl Kelly (cher12861 on flickr)
Cheryl Kelly (cher12…
Lovely colors and shot, Roger!
10 days ago.
Grisly (Roger) has replied to Cheryl Kelly (cher12…
Thank you Cheryl really appreciated,
10 days ago.
Jean
Jean
I sailed past this a couple of years ago. I think there's sometimes a sea eagle nearby who gets an occasional handout from the crew.
10 days ago.
Grisly (Roger) has replied to Jean
Thank you Jean, I think you are correct about sea eagle I remember it featured on a television programme.
10 days ago.