Wonderful Wednesday Personal Blog
As we left Armadale, our fingers were crossed that the CalMac ferry (Caledonia-MacBrayne Ferry) would be open for business. Not that any of us wanted to be pitched about on the open water, but we had a special treat ahead--
The Jacobite Steam Train, also known as the Harry Potter Train.
If we missed the ferry, our travel back north to the Skye Bridge (the only other crossing) would then cause us to miss the train.
To our delight, though the first crossing of the day had been canceled, the second was a 'go'.
Can you see the way the little fishing boat is rocking on the waves in the above photo? I'll admit I popped a Dramamine tablet and hoped it had time to take effect. Though the waves looked a bit rough, the sturdy ferry did a marvelous job of transporting us to Malaig where we then were whisked away to the train station just in time to catch the Harry Potter Train.
We had to hurry to catch our train, but I managed a few photos. We traveled in the 2nd Class Coaches, and it was the 1st Class Coaches that had the 'Harry Potter' look.
We were asked to keep the windows closed because of the smoke that billowed back from time to time. Apparently, the train running east has more of that problem than the return, when the engine pushes the cars instead of pulling them. Info you don't think about. But the smoke did not hinder our views.
Once we arrived in Fort William, our bus was waiting to take us to Stirling, where more fun, music, shopping, and a castle awaited.
This is where I talk about things in my life outside of writing. Mostly gardening and dogs.
All Adventures With Rezso After Christmas Angus The Cat Anne Martin Gaelic Singer Armadale Bay Armadale Castle Arthur Cormack Gaelic Singer Basketball Bath Bath Time Beltane Tours Ben Best Toys Beth Malcolm Birthday Brough Of Birsay Caithness Caledonia MacBrayne Ferry Castles Of Scotland Cathy MacRae Ceilidh Celtic Crosses Celtic Music Chiropractic Treatment Christmas Church Of The Holy Rude Corgi Dixie Dog Training Dunnottar Castle Dunrobin Castle Dunvegan Castle Edinburgh Eilean Donan Castle Emily Smith Traditional Scottish Singer Euphonium Falconry Exhibit Ferry Fiddles Flowers Freki Fun On The Farm Gaelic Songs Gardening Gardens German Shepherd Gunnar Happy Birthday Harry Potter Train Harvest Helper Highland Distillery Holyrood Abbey Holyroodhouse Holyrood Palace Iain MacFarlane Fiddler Ingrid Henderson Harpist Isle Of Skye Jacobite Steam Train Jennifer & Hazel Wrigley Jim And Susie Malcolm Jolly Ball Kelpies Kirkwall Laidhay Crofting Museum Life With Dogs Life With Freki Maeshowe Malaig Malinky Band Monkey Puzzle Tree New Puppy Ninja Dog Obedience Class Odin's Wolves Orkney Pool Time Ring Of Brodgar Rosslyn Chapel Scotland Food Scotland Tour 2019 Service Dog Skaill House Skara Brae Snow Soccer #Sonicdrivein Spring Springtime Square Foot Garden Square-foot Garden Standing Stones Standing Stones Of Stenness Stirling Castle St Magnus Cathedral Swimming Pool Then And Now Thorfinn The Mighty Tracking Treats Vikings Water Games Where's Thorfinn? Whistles Winter Fun Wonderful Wednesday
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