Claonaig(1)

Ferry! Come Ba—–ck!(17 Sep 2008)

Claonaig

Campbeltownからバスで約1時間でKennacraigに到着。キンタイア半島の東側にあるClaonaigへ行くバスに乗り換える予定だった。しかしなかなかそのバスが来ない。
10分程遅れてようやくやって来た。フェリーに間に合うかどうか不安になる。
Claonaigへ行く道路は細い一本道。そして対向車がよく通るのですれ違う時に止まるから気ばかりあせる。
ようやく、Claonaigに着いた時、フェリーは既に海上だった。バスと連絡するという考えは全くないようだ。というよりも時刻表ではKennacraigからClaonaigまでの所要時間は15分となってるけど、スムーズに走ったとしても15分では絶対に無理な道のりだった。
アラン島への道は険しい。

It took about 1hour from Campbeltowng by bus, I arrived at Kennacraig. I was going to change to the bus which went to Claonaig, east side of Kintyre peninsula. However, the bus didn’t come on time.
Eventually, the bus was coming about 10 minutes late. I really got antsy if I would be able to get on the ferry to Isle of Arran.
The road to Claonaig was very narrow and when the bus passed cars on the opposite lane each other, the bus stopped. So I was irritated.
When the bus arrived at Claonaig at last, the ferry which I was supposed to get on had already left a port. I thought there was no waiting to connect between the bus and the ferry in Scotland. Furthermore, the necessary time from Kennacraig to Claonaig was 15 minutes on timetable, but I thought it was impossible even if a car on the opposite lane was nothing.
The way to Isle of Alan was very hard.

アラン島のウィスキー

Nothing!(17 Sep 2008)

Claonaig

Claonaigはフェリーが発着するのだから港町と思っていたが実際は桟橋があるだけで何もない。次のフェリーは1時間20分後。とりあえず、写真を撮り始めたけど周辺は牧場だけで20分も撮れば十分。
元々そんなに長くはない島での滞在時間がこのロスで更に短くなり、蒸留所滞在は40分程度となった。見学は諦めるしかない。
フェリーまでの時間、何もすることが無いのでバス停の待合室でスキットルのウィスキーを飲みながら読書の時間。今日の運勢は最悪やろうなぁ・・・天気が良くなってきたことだけがラッキーなことか。

I thought Claonaig was port town, but there was only a pier. another facilities were nothing except for a bus stop. I took photos but there were only meadows around the pier. So I spent 20 minutes for taking photos. It was enough time to take photos of cows and sheep.
I was going to stay Isle of Arran just 2 hour and 40 minutes, but I would stay 80 minutes because of this accident. I would not be able to join a distilleries tour.
I spent another time for drinking whisky in my hip flask and reading book at the waiting area of bus stop. I was very bad luck today except for a weather. It was clearing up.