The solution is to demand a new ferry - or ferries - and not banning camper vans.
I know that they are disparagingly referred to a "bin fillers" because of the perception that they take all their supplies with them, and buy little locally.
As one the purposes of RET was to attract more tourists, then to be surprised that we have, er, more tourists merely demonstrates the success of the pseudo-RET scheme.
CalMac - and that really means SNP and Labour - need to start budgeting for bigger ferries in their manifesto programmes, as this is going to be a major issue at the coming election.
The problem is....just how much capacity is out there? So how big do the new vessels need to be?
Allowing for all the tourists who turn up at Ullapool on spec and then don't travel when they realise that the ferry is full, I would be guessing that a 30% increase in capacity is required.
The immediate short-term solution?
Seven-days sailings will take a slight amount of the pressure off, but the real answer is the urgent need to replace the Muirneag and augment the service provided by Isle of Lewis.
Over to the Scottish Government to find the cash and show their intentions towards the islands......