Although strictly not part of the fleet at the time this picture was
taken, Claymore was always a good sea boat. Built for the stormy
Outer Isles run she now ply's the often rough Pentland Firth in the north
of Scotland with one time fleet mate Iona.
Picture by Jack Molls
CalMac's part owned company took over the routes to the Northern Isles
from P&O Scottish Ferries and introduced three purpose built vessels on
the north sea routes. Here Hamnavoe, the Pentland Firth vessel
come into port - even surrounded by land the seas up there are often very
rough to say the least...
St Rognvald, the former P&O and NorthLink freight ship operating
between Aberdeen, Orkney and Shetland survives another North Sea adventure, this time
rolling 26 degrees to port and 36 degrees to starboard. Pity there was not a reading for the
Picture by SoC Crew
An internal picture from the observation lounge aboard the current
Hebrides shows just how big the waves can be. This image was taken on
a crossing from Uig to Tarbert when a large wave crashed over the bow, a
frequent occurrence on the exposed Minch crossing.