One of my "likes" on Facebook is Springbank Single Malt Scotch, made in Campbeltown under the watchful eye of manager Frank McHardy with whom I have partaken a pint or two. Anyway, amongst its chatter was a notice that there will be a ferry service between Ardrossan and Campbeltown, at least according to the BBC who tend to get things right. Also, from what I know of Campbeltown, this development is the talk of the town.
The problem is that it is almost too convenient! I want to visit Arran on my upcoming trip and this ferry service makes it too easy to skip Arran, yet again! ;-)
Actually, this ferry serivce will stop in Brodick in Arran on Saturdays so maybe I will be able to take the ferry directly from Brodick to Campbeltown rather have to bike down from Claonaig. Then again, that road is very pretty, though somewhat hilly.
Then again, my cousin John of Campbeltown has kindly offered to give Leonardo and myself a lift on his sailboat about the Firth of Clyde assuming wind and weather, time and tides, etc. permit. Then again, he might possibly be very busy with the new ferry service as I know he has been involved in similar efforts in the past. Admittedly, he is officially retired, but he strikes me as the type of person to be involved in local politics in one capacity or another. He also likes to "muck around with boats" a fair bit, making it more likely he was involved.
Hmm, I should e-mail him about this.