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Muirneag - the infamous 16 hour crossing


Muirneag, originally uploaded by ccgd.

Although I'm in Stornoway on a fairly regular basis, it has been a few years since I took the ferry - in fact I have never been on the current vessel - as I tend to fly back and fro these days.

I'm glad I never took this ferry on the 11 /11/2005 - a bad early winter storm condemned this vessel to 16 hours in the worst weather that the Minch can offer.

journals.aol.co.uk/pharmolo/StMartinsStorm2005/entries/1175

I can't believe CalMac allowed the boat to sale - ending up at the Butt of Lewis just should NOT have happened! I've had a few rough crossings myself, particularly in the good (?) days of The Clansman and The Suilven, but never that bad. Scary stuff.

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