|Errrr .... not the MV Isle of Mull !!, Tobermory Harbour|
|The Tobermory Galleon !!|
Attempts were made to locate it in 1950 without success although it did help with the development of products in this process.
|Fishing port founded on the bicentenary in 1788 by Thomas Telford !, Tobermory Harbour|
|Awaiting a treasure trip !!, Tobermory Harbour|
With the passage of time, the town may have readjusted to tourist normality whatever that is, but the tourist board continue to flog the nostalgic horse years after the programme ended. Who would have thought that Balamory would have become the focus for an intellectual media tourism study paper ...
media tourism with Balamory study
It's a long pdf paper that is tedious at first but there are figures in a table at the end that gives an interesting public survey overview along with a map of the island depicting the difficulties of travel to such a place for large numbers of people.
|Boom & Bust tourism ?? !!, Balamory|
I couldn't find a short clip of the programme but in the interests of journalism, a few shots of the town (and a North Berwick Castle !!), children's TV, a local otter, me being a completist & if you have up to 20 minutes of your life to waste !!! well here it is.... haha
youtube Balamory episode example .... back to reality !!!
Stopped for a lunch break in a cafe that was converted from an old church ... What a fantastic viewpoint I had from the the table just inside the doorway.
Next door was an active church with a sign outside that gave me meaning both then and now. No doubt the weather can often seem grim in places like this although I had no reason to complain today. I thought it was worth capturing and sharing, a help to others in recent times of difficulties.
|M.V. Loch Linnhe|
|The Western Isle Hotel built in 1882|
Just to give you a close up flavour of some colour and the shops available in 2013
|Not a laundry ... but a gift shop|
|Balamory location changed beyond recognition|
|The Co-operative food chain store provide the green ... haha|
|"Please don't ever stop selling that !!"|