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Didòmhnaich, 16/Dec/2012

Islay Blogging Roundup #233

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It looks like this will be a comparably short Islay blogging roundup, I've got the impression the Christmas slowdown is beginning and there are fewer blog entries than at other times. Still, there were a few interesting entries, here are the Islay, Jura and Colonsay mentions in the blogs this week:

On the whisky blogs The Malt Diary has been busy again with a number of Islay whisky tastings including Tasting 5 Port Charlottes bottled in 2010, Tasting 6 Bruichladdichs and Tasting 6 more Ardbegs. I think I've linked to the Finnish blog Eläväpullo before, this week it brings us Bruichladdich Port Charlotte 10yo: blandattuna ja suoraan tynskästä? LivingRoom Whisky has a report from a Bruichladdich Tasting [Nickolls and Perks]. Rachel has written a letter: DEAR SANTA……….

Lorenz from Germany is sending a Lebenszeichen from a visit to Islay and Jura. On Doon at t' Doon we can the Scottish Scone Guide No.10a - The Holy Coo Cafe, Bowmore from a visit to Islay.

It's getting a bit late by now, but on Monday Ron posted his annual Online Islay Christmas Shopping summary.

Over from Colonsay the Island at the Edge says What a busy bee I be… An unexpected mention of Jura can be found in Review: Jura font looks great big, but reads well small. Yes, there's a font called Jura and the reviewer links it to the Isle of Jura.

The birdwatching and wildlife: On the Islay Birds blog we find a brilliant picture of Bottle Nose Dolphins taken from the Islay ferry, can read about ringing Greenland Whitefronts and be made jealous of clear starry skies. The Islay Natural History Trust Blog has a claim about Sornasairidh - possibly the marshiest ground on Islay! and further information about Catching geese.

To close the pictures: On the INHT blog we find a stunning view Before dawn in Port Charlotte. Mark Unsworth's Image of the week is a different view inside the Port Ellen Maltings. Ron has a few Views from Bunnahabhain Road on Islay. A different kind of picture in Dark December Days by artist Kittie Jones. From my own Islay Pictures photoblog I think I'll go for the Barnacle Geese over Kilnave Chapel and one of my favourite pictures ever, Stars at The Gloaming in Machir Bay, Isle of Islay.

And that's all for this week. Of course a mention for the Scottish Roundup, even though this week's isn't up yet as of writing this.

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