Tag Archives: Ullapool

Bigamist escapes to Africa on the cruise ship Botswana (Rousse)

I was a bigamist five times over and now feared detection. So, dressed in a white sailor’s uniform complete with brass buttons, I escaped the police by boarding the cruise ship Botswana in Ullapool harbour. I looked forward to completing … Continue reading

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Over body-confidence, laundry robbers, the Northumbrian pipes, and a man in white bow ties (Rousse)

Early one morning, before the shops opened, my sister S, my mother and I ran along the Ullapool esplanade. At the far end we stepped on the scales. My sister weighed in at 11 stone five, over two stone heavier … Continue reading

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Barack Obama’s winning smile and a bottle of whisky (Rousse)

Barack Obama could not wait any longer for the couple who were late to reach Ullapool. He therefore asked me – with a winning smile – whether I would take the bottle of whisky. I was unsure as to whether … Continue reading

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New Ullapool-Stornoway ferry service declared ‘hopeless’ as passenger almost drowns (Rousse)

My sister, brother-in-law, nephew, niece and I were all travelling to the Isle of Lewis. The new ferry service was hopeless. My sister made the journey even more miserable for me by refusing access to a change of clothes and … Continue reading

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Dangerous waves in Ullapool and a miskeyed credit card number (Rousse)

I pulled into the parking space just on the approach to Ullapool so that I could photograph the interesting wave formation as it hit land. Unfortunately the moment that I placed the camera case on the ground a huge wave … Continue reading

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Stornoway Calmac services dropped in favour of cargo runs to Iceland (Rousse)

The Caledonian MacBrayne services from the Isle of Lewis to Ullapool had been greatly reduced: the unprofitable route across the Minch was barely worth running now that Stornoway was a major port for container ships bound for Iceland. So we … Continue reading

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