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Didòmhnaich, 07/Oct/2012

Islay Blogging Roundup #225

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With the latest bread (making another Three Flour Almonds and Linseed Bread this weekend) in the oven and a cuppa and some shortbread next to me it's time for yet another Islay blogging roundup. Autumn has certainly arrived, as I'm writing this it is already dark (and it's been grey and dull in West Berkshire most of the day). So what have the blogs been saying about Islay, Jura and Colonsay this week?

DrinkUpNY tells us what is going on Behind the Scenes of the Port Ellen Distillery while Raith Rover And Out went on a Lagavulin: Distillery Visit as well as a Ardbeg: Distillery Tour. Not content with that there's also Ardbeg: Distillery Tour 2. Keeping in mind the time of year GrapeScot offers us Bowmore Distillery - a warm place for a wee dram!

From the visits to a few tastings: The Coopered Tot has a comparison Ardbeg Supernova 2010 vs Octomore 2.1. After More peat with 7 Ardbegs the Malt Diary is Ending the peaty tour with 6 Laphroaigs. From Israel Gal writes Isle of Jura part II – A spanking NEW 30 year old Jura!

From the category I can't read what you're writing (thanks for offering the translator) but I can certainly recognise the pictures comes 11.Syksy/ Autum, Islay on Skotlannin Reissut - Scotland Tours from Finland. I can however read what Kelly wrote about her experiences getting to and from the Islay Half Marathon: Planes, Trains, Automobiles, Taxis…

Two history related entries this week: The Ray City History Blog writes HMS Otranto Sank Ninety-four Years Ago. Neil Gordon-Orr writes about The Islay Poorhouse on his Islay History blog.

More current the Islay and Jura Timebank blog announces the next Timebank stroll to Ardtalla on 09/Oct. Justin Tyers has a Hebridean Bandit in the house. Quite a mixture of topics in the Our Learning Blog of Port Ellen Primary school this week, we have Ballet, Car Wash!!! and a Games Design Topic.

From over on Colonsay (aka the Island at the Edge) we have news that The beast has been captured, in more ways than one… Jane has some interesting Seabird screenprints from a visit to Colonsay this summer. From Jura Ron has a few pictures of the Red Deer Rut on Jura.

Quite a bit of wildlife again, with Ron announcing Barnacle Geese have Arrived on Islay. On the Islay Birds blog we find the latest Geese numbers as of Sunday morning, a raptor day and the rainfall stats for September mixed with some bird sightings. The Islay Natural History Trust blog also writes They're back!, of course referring to the Barnacle Geese. Apart from that we find news of a Silver Y moth and Two moths.

To end the pictures as usual: Mark has returned from Germany and Paris, his latest Image of the week is a view across the Sound of Jura. Ron live from his visit to Islay has pictures of a Dawn and Sunrise at the Sound of Islay. On the INHT blog a nice view of the Dawn this morning. From my own Islay Pictures photoblog I think I'll go for Carraig Fhada Lighthouse Late on a Summer Evening, Rhinns of Islay Lighthouse on Orsay and Rhuvaal Lighthouse in the North of Islay.

That's all I've got for this week. As usual the reference to the Scottish Roundup for the bigger picture, this week with Kettles, kids and kindness with a bit of culture and politics on the side. Good night!

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