Wemyss Bay Ferry - Inverclyde
This is the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry “Argyle” arriving from Rothesay on the
Isle of Bute and unloading in Wemyss Bay.
The village on the far shore is Innellan on the Cowal Peninsula,
just a little south of Dunoon.
These were taken on a less than sunny day with scudding rain clouds.
It's pretty standard weather for the Clyde coast.
In passing, the name is pronounced “Weems” and not, as the Scotrail train
announcements once had it “Weh-miss”.
Unloading the vehicles. Normal turn-round time is less than 15 minutes.
The station at the pier-head.
As you can see it's got curved platforms, a curved roof and a curved frontage.
Not a straight line in the place, basically.
There was a chimney in the background on the old Inverkip power station, a mile
or so to the north, but it's now been demolished so it's been edited out.
The view looking the other way can be seen here:
From the north with Wemyss Bay on the left and Cumbrae and Hunterston on the horizon.
The hill on the left horizon is The Knock, the 712 feet (217 metre) hill above Largs. The palindrome
is a nice coincidence.
Most of these photos of the ferry, pier and station in Inverclyde District were
actually taken from North Ayrshire, a few yards to the south.
The Cowal peninsula is on the left horizon, to the north-west.