Islay Day 1 – Boat and Port Wemyss

Last weekend Terry and I headed over to Kennacraig to catch the ferry to Islay. We had planned to take our car but earlier in the week CalMac decided to put one of it’s ferries into dry dock for repair. This meant there was only one ferry to Islay. We were booked on the ferry crossing that was cancelled. Instead of waiting on CalMac sorting out alternatives I organised a car hire on Islay and we would be foot passengers – I got my money back on my car booking from CalMac. So early – 7.30am- on Friday morning we set off for Kennacraig.

We made good time and decided to stop at Lomond Shores for a coffee. No luck it does not  open until 10am so it was back in the car. We then stopped at Luss. As Terry was trying to park the car, tourists were just wandering in front of us or even worse stopping in the middle of the car park unaware of the car. We parked and paid for 45 minutes parking – yes you have to pay to park in Luss plus it costs to go to the toilet! A coffee and wander down to the loch shore before heading off.

We got to Kennacraig in plenty of time for the ferry. After a quick bite to eat I got outside to take some photos.

Once we landed we collected our hire car and drove to our accommodation for the next few days Kentraw Farmhouse.

After a quick coffee and a snack we headed out for a drive. We stopped at Port Wemyss. What caught our eye was the lighthouse – Rinns of Islay Lighthouse. The lighthouse is situated on the small Island of Orsay off the south coast of Islay. Rinn is the Gaelic for point.

We walked along the shore and came across a seal on the rocks.


Dinner on our first night was at Yans Kitchen in Port Charlotte.



About AMWeston

After too many years as an IT developer with various financial organisations I went back to University to study to be a teacher. I graduated in 2008. I am a mother of two - one girl and one boy. I am interested in new technologies especially how they can be used in education. I am Apple Teacher. I am a keen football supporter but gave up my season ticket due to being disheartened and lack of money/time.
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