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Ferry Arran arrives at Port Askaig Islay. We see across the sound the Ro-Ro ferry Sound of Jura. I don't know what company she belonged to, but I have a couple of other photos of her close to which I will put on later.
· Date: Wed, 25 November 09 · Views: 199
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Donald E. Meek
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Location: Falkirk
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Wed, 25 November 09 08:18

Superb! 'No Parking on Pier'. Oh yes....?????!!!! If you know the piermaster, you can get round these problems. Great memories. Donald
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Don Matheson
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Wed, 25 November 09 08:24

Beaches The Sound of Jura belongs to Western Ferries. They run in direct competition with Cal Mac but seem to manage to run despite them getting no subsidy.
Tend to use them when I have a choice, but as you know any ferry is a good one.

Don
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ian d.cameron
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Wed, 25 November 09 08:41

Iíve stood there many a time. We still have an old souvenir SOUND of JURA in a bottle, on display. Anyone remember them.

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Donald E. Meek
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Wed, 25 November 09 08:51

There is a very good section on the 'Sound of Jura' (1969) in Captain Sandy Ferguson's wonderful book, 'From Burma to Barra'. Captain Ferguson, as I recollect, said that the 'Sound of Jura' was 'ton for ton' the best ship of her kind that he had commanded. She was sold by Western Ferries at a fairly early stage (1976), to the surprise of Islay folk, and served in Mexico (Cozumel) as 'Quintana Roo' without any significant alteration, before being driven ashore by Hurricane Wilma in 2005 (or thereabouts). Captain Ferguson's book has a fine photograph of her in her later days, just before she went ashore. Donald.
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neilking
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Fri, 4 December 09 22:41

Gorgeous pic. Love the Arran's red ensign flying in the breeze
There are pictures of the Sound of Jura/Quntana Roo after beaching in Mexico here
http://www.flickr.com/photos/britsin...7600716574676/
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