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Sunday, 25/Jan/2009

Islay Blogging Roundup #65

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Anyone know where that weekend went? Suddenly it's Sunday evening again. Many people will be on a Burns Night supper today (or will have been over the last few days). It's certainly been a wet weekend, on Islay and elsewhere. So what about the week, what have the bloggers been blogging and twittering about Islay?

Let's start with the birdwatching this time: The Islay Birds blog reports another sighting of the Canvasback Duck as well as the Lesser Scaup and has bird count numbers from both James and Michal. John Islay Birder Armitage is still on holiday, so no updates from him at the moment.

Jeremy Hastings has fully resumed duties with his Islay Nature Report 25 January - Burns Night but has under islay birding also been busy twittering his updates, Great Northern Divers and a hen Merlin, various birds before supper and Eagles and Snipe.

Not from Islay but from the other end of the world Stacey (who used to work on Oronsay) has some fabulous pictures of Penguins (I recommend clicking on the last picture to see it in full size. Amazing!)

From birds to ships, Elliott and his friends keep track of ship movements around Islay: The M.V Arklow Racer passed through the Sound of Islay

On to the whisky. The artistic type has a nice Laphroaig Illustration (are you reading this, Mr Cartoonist?). The Whisky Exchange asks if there's a (marketing) battle Ardbeg Supernova vs. Bruichladdich’s Octomore?. Andreas from Bochum in Germany calculates that he needs to drink 6.67m bottles of Laphroaig to take over Islay. The Home of Whisky (also from Germany, despite the English name) picks up on the Bowmore boiler video and asks Bowmore – wie kamen die Stills nach Islay?

The Bruichladdich Blog has news about a French Connection and is pleased with James and Oz on Islay: I'll Drink to That. There was some twittering about that as well, quoting James May, loving Islay and pouring a dram. Tom of the ardblog in the meantime writes about Superlativen.

islayian went to Glasgow where he met lots of people, although the main purpose was a visit of Scottish Screen. I hope we'll hear more about that. More importantly he's working on special rates for the Education2020 Unconference.

Don't worry, I haven't forgotten the pictures: From my own pictures I think Waves breaking at Machir Bay and Angie and the Paps of Jura seen from Islay are my favourites this week. Ron has a Fishing Boat on Loch Indaal and a Birch Tree on the High Road. After a short break Photogenic Scotland is back with Light on Loch Gruinart, Leaving Paradise (Islay) and Loch Indaal at Sunset (incl that famous M&S store).

Mirko has also returned to photoblogging after the sad death of his beloved dog Mr Brown. He returns with a very tame sheep and Isle of Jura: Small Friend.

Apart from that Ron says he still doesn't get Twitter as he also points out in his Islay News Roundup First Half January 2009. Takeshi Mogi from Japan writes something about the Octomore, although I have no idea what.

I think that's about it this week. Apart from the reference to the Scottish Roundup obviously, this week with A new President, an old Poet and a Big Beast. Good night, enjoy what remains of Burns Night!

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