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Menootanaboot - again; second veiwing

On Monday I showed you some views from the road trip over to Portavadie. I then took the ferry over to Tarbert, which sits at the top end of the Kintyre peninsula (as in Mull of Kintyre - though that body of water is actually right at the South tip).

As I arrived at that side of the water, Mac2 snapped off a shot on her phone...

Stylin' that hat, yeah?
Right away, this gate caught my eye - and the lens.
Tarbert is also referred to more fully as 'Tarbert Loch Fyne'. This is due to there being several of them in the Bonny Land. "An Tairbeirt" is the Gaidhlig for a narrow strip of land to be crossed between two bodies of water. Whilst it sits at the very top of Kintyre, it is also the very bottom end (as in South) of the sea loch famous for its oysters and kippers and it is just a short hop to the other coast which is the Atlantic Ocean.
The town is nestled very nicely in a natural harbour, one of the prettiest you will ever see. Those are two traditional fishing skiffs. Read more about the harbour HERE.
Needless to say, there's a marina here too. There are many regattas around the whole of this area during the summer months. Wind is never in short supply.
A look along the main street frontage. The Dutch barge "Dolfijn" is part of the hotel and has rooms of the type that, if you have to ask the price, you can't afford...
There is a strong fishing fleet here. After all, there are prawns to catch (which what most do now).

...t.b.c..!



15 comments:

  1. Mom thinks that gate is very nice too - very inviting.

    You wear that hat quite nicely. Mom says she can never find a hat that works for her:(

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

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  2. I've been once before to Tarbert Loch Fyne. Thanks very much for reminding me how lovely it is.
    Cheers, Gail.
    PS Great hat too!

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  3. Oh yes stylin' for 200% certain in that hat and we are quite partial to your orange top too. Mom loves that shade of orange. She is gradually adding it to her wardrobe. AND OMCs that gate with roses caught our eye too as did all of the lovely photos.
    Hugs madi and mom

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  4. Oh ~ beautiful place and wonderful photos! Gate is very unique ~ great capture!

    Happy Mid Week to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  5. What a wonderful hat, you are definitely styling! Beautiful scenery!!!

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  6. Crikey ..... you really rock that hat, Aunty!! Mum loved those pictures .... hmmmmmmmph .... I see me being left at home soon She missed your Monday post so I guess we'll be going back to look at it. She visited that area many, many years ago now.

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  7. Oyster and Kipper love them both. I'm taking kippers in my lunch.
    Coffee is on

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  8. I love seeing your sea! It's so beautiful.

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  9. I first thought there is a black cat on the left side behind that door :O))) you are clever to wear a hat, it#s better than to get bad news from your doc... and I love hats, they are stylish...

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  10. Looks amazing...ummm...is that Loch Fyne of Loch Fyne fame? 'Cos you nose this Princess does luffs her Loch Fyne visits
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  11. Love all the little pops of color in all the pictures. Which I attempted to tell you yesterday, but the tablet would not display the publish button.

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  12. "Wind never in short supply!" You look fabulous!

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  13. You are rocking that hat! And you kept it on the the never in short supply breeze. Lovely little village. namaste, janice xx

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