Now, we have the jewel on the crown - the outstanding and incomparable MacBrayne motor-vessel, 'Claymore', at that most celebrated of piers! Yes, it is Tiree, Edgar!!!! Yippee!! This really is a treat above all treats for me. It is a splendid photograph of a scene which is etched deeply on my memory - wonderful. The cattle gangway that I mentioned earlier this week ran directly alongside the pier roadway to the left and under the pier-head, and my four-legged friends entered the great ship just below the derrick. My two-legged friends had to ascend the gangway abaft the bridge wing. Sometimes it was well-nigh verticle, if the tide was high. Incidentally, the blue Bedford van hard alongside the 'Claymore' (midships) is very similar to our vehicle of that make in the very early 1970s, and it my well be the very one! The sliding-door on this side is open, in characteristic Meek style! How fascinating! The photgraph shows a lot of the ship's deck detail - her 'clutter', as my wife (infelicitously) calls it! Thank you so much for this unexpected jewel. A very excited Donald!