Strome Ferry, Loch Carron, Inverness-shire, 13 June 1966

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The broken nature of the West Coast of Scotland makes it necessary for roads to make many detours. Several car ferries, of which Strome Ferry is typical, help to solve this problem. In this picture cars are landing on the north shore of Loch Carron. The ferry is much used in the season by tourists travelling to and from Skye via Achnasheen and Loch Carron.

To: Mr & Mrs S Sheward, 141 Waipuna Rd, Panmure, Auckland E2, New Zealand

Tuesday 13th June.

Dear Mum & Dad.

We are staying at Fort William tonight exactly opposite Ben Nevis which Ivor wants to climb tomorrow. We didn’t go over to the Isle of Skye as it has been misty dull and rainy all day. The car is going very well and is just the right size for scotish [sic] country roads. We have done 3000 miles in three months. At this rate it will soon be an old ruin!

Love from Diane xxx


Ilha do Pico, Azores, 28 May 1976

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To: Mr & Mrs K.D.Pattullo, Earlsdale, Chance Inn, Cupar, Fife, ESCOCIA

Horta, Faial, 28/5/76

Had a goodish run from Bermuda to here in 16 days (1920 miles). We had three days of too little wind, two of just plenty and the rest pretty suitable and Georgina, now further improved, steered all the way and despite some navigational anxiety, this island turned up in the right place in visibility of only two or three miles.

Saw quite a lot of shipping, including a big French yacht which took part in the round the world race two or three years ago – we met her again here. Also visited by U.S.Navy, very friendly and 3 sperm Whales, but they were rather shy.

My crew a great success – best I’ve had yet. I wonder where Chris got to. Any word?

We expect to leave in early June.



[The writer dates the card to 1976 but the postmark is unquestionably 28.5.75]