Node what you don't know!!!!!
place name given to many Scottish portage
" meaning "isthmus
" or "peninsula
and the Hebrides
are full of places where two mountainous
areas come together and touch, with two fjord
s in between that don't
quite meet up in the middle.
A low, narrow bit of land connects the two mountains, just the thing
for dragging a Viking longship across for a nifty shortcut. Towns
and castles have grown up in many of these strategic places, invariably
called "Tarbert" (T on the map). The fjords (both
of them) are called "Loch Tarbert".
Beinn na ceud |
Tarbert-> _______) T (______ <-Loch
Beinn na dara \
In my handy little Routemaster Road Atlas of Great Britain,
I spot at least five of the things:
The last Tarbert is the scene of Robert the Bruce
's portage of a galley
to undo the ghost of King Magnus of Norway's 1098
conquest of Kintyre
via a similar feat.
The aforementioned atlas