8 August 2013

The Falls of Lora

I spent a while looking for the waterfall on the first occasion that I stopped here, then I found the board explaining it was a tidal race waterfall effect created as the tide is heading out. It was not especially dramatic yesterday, but it was the first time I have passed with anything noticeable, and the estuary and the bridge make quite a nice photo anyway.

9 comments:

Craig said...

I'd not heard of the falls Andrew. What a handsome bridge that is.

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

I read online that at particular times and tides the tidal falls can be four metres high Craig. That would be a fine sight. Were about one metre yesterday. And it's The Connel Bridge, built in 1903 as a single track railway bridge with motor cars being loaded onto carriages to cross. Now the railway has gone and it's a single track road bridge with traffic light control.

CalumCarr said...

Haven't checked online but I think the Falls run when tide is going out and coming in.

Have you ever done Seafari from Easdale and then on to the Corryvreckan whirlpool?

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

Just when tide going out apparently, as there is a big drop from the inner Loch Etive section just under the bridge, which matches what we saw. We have not done the Seafari trip but we have done a Calmac trip to see Corryvreckan

Elephant's Child said...

So many bridges are things of beauty (when they aren't supremely the opposite). Thank you for this one, which definitely falls into the former camp.

CalumCarr said...

Checked web. Apparently work in both directions.

"Do they work both ways?

Yes. They are more spectacular on the ebb tide but the view from the bridge eastwards on the flood tide is also impressive and great fun in a sea kayak.
"

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

I'll get me a kayak then and hope that the world will hear from me again.

Claude said...

I was sure that I wrote a comment, complaining that I couldn't enlarge that photo, and wondering why.

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

Some photos seem enlargeable Claude and other not. I don't know why.