If you're visiting Ardnamurchan in coming weeks to go kayaking, you will need to know this. The small ferry, which takes just 14 cars, comes into service Saturday 25th September when the larger ferry goes for its annual refit.
There will be no ferry 06:30-13:00 on Thursday 30th September while a floating pier is put in place. This pier will be used while the repairs to the slip are carried out. Expect delays as it is tested in the subsequent days.
The floating pier will come into operation on Tuesday 5th October. From this date, the first ferry from Ardgour will be 07:30 and the last ferry from Nether Lochaber 19:00. However, it can operate during daylight hours only, so as the days shorten then I expect the operating times will too. There's also a 3 tonne weight restriction. More info from Highland Council.
Shawna Franklin and Leon Somme, owners of Body, Boat Blade on Washington's Orca Island, have shot some instructional video with Bryan Smith. The video works with articles in Canoe & Kayak Magazine and can be found on their website along with a discussion forum. For now it's a three-part video, but looks like an excellent way of combining media.
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