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North Isles fast boat at Eday Pier

North Isles fast boat at Eday pier, 4th June 2010
Picture added on 08 June 2010 at 11:53
Comments:
Why do they call it a fast boat, more like a slow boat. It may be faster from Eday to Kirkwall but Orkney Ferries much faster from Stronsay to Kirkwall also much cheaper and more likely to arrive.
Added by Jim Cooper on 09 June 2010
A magnificent picture of an indefensible waste of money and resources!
Added by Ian Hockley on 11 June 2010
On a Tuesday, when you can go with Orkney Ferries, direct from Stronsay to Kirkwall in 1 hour 35 minutes, the "fast boat" takes 2 hours 20 minutes from Stronsay via Eday, then Kettletoft, to Kirkwall. And it costs a lot more! Somehow I can't see many "fare paying" Stronsay folk taking advantage of this service. Time for a re-think, I think !
Added by Bill Miller on 16 June 2010
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